3MW of Solar With Battery Storage Tendered by SECI in Ladakh

The tenders have been issued on behalf of Military Engineer Service (MES), a construction agency. The tender is for design, engineering, supply, construction, testing, installation, and commissioning.

Solar Site Ladakh

In order to broaden the horizons of solar power in the country, Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), at two different locations in Jammu and Kashmir has issued tenders for two 1.5MW (AC) solar projects with battery energy storage systems of 0.75MW/ 2.5MWh each.

The tenders have been issued on behalf of Military Engineer Service (MES), a construction agency. The tender is for design, engineering, supply, construction, testing, installation, and commissioning. The location for the two projects at Leh district’s Tangtse and Durbuk. The tender also includes 10 years of operation and maintenance service.

The rare line support to the Armed forces is provided by MES. Due to its proximity to the Chinese and Pakistan border, Indian Army remains in high numbers in the area. The location of the project is at an altitude of 3,000 meters and the temperature ranges from -30°C to 30°C.

The battery storage system will be interconnected with the local distribution network and designed for maximum flexibility with regard to voltages, frequency, phase imbalance and protection requirements, according to the tender document.

The whole capacity of the tender will be awarded to a single contractor and the deadline for bid submissions is 23 August 2018.

India recently moved a step closer to having its first lithium-ion cell manufacturing facility with an agreement between local firm Raasi Group and two research institutions. Meanwhile, any kind of energy storage technology will be permitted in hybrid wind and solar projects under the government’s recently released new hybrid policy.

Source: Energy Storage

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