SECI issues a green hydrogen production tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a tender titled “Selection of Green Hydrogen Producers for Setting up Production Facilities for Green Hydrogen in India under the Strategic Interventions for Green Hydrogen Transition (SIGHT) Scheme (Mode-1-Tranche-I).” The total capacity to be allocated under this tender is 450,000 MT per annum of green hydrogen, and this capacity is divided into two buckets: Bucket 1 – 410,000 MT per annum under technology agnostic pathway and Bucket 2 – 40,000 MT per annum under biomass-based pathway.

Bidders can quote capacities in multiples of 500 MT per annum only. The minimum and maximum bidding capacities under Bucket 1 are 10,000 MT and 90,000 MT per annum respectively. Meanwhile, in the case of Bucket 2, the minimum and maximum bid capacity are 500 MT and 4,000 MT per annum respectively.

The pre-bid meeting is set for July 28, 2023 and the bid opening date is September 11, 2023.

The government has recently issued “Scheme Guidelines for implementation of “Strategic Interventions for Green Hydrogen Transition (SIGHT)” Programme – Component II: “Incentive Scheme for Green Hydrogen Production (under Mode 1)” of the National Green Hydrogen Mission”. SECI was appointed as an implementing agency for this scheme and the current tender has been prepared in line with this scheme.

Download the tender here