Fourth Extension For SECI’s 97.5 MW Rooftop Scheme

Fourth Extension For SECI’s 97.5 MW Rooftop Scheme

The deadline for bid submissions has been extended until May 21, 2019.

SECI 97.5 MW Rooftop Scheme

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has extended the deadline for submission of bids on its 97.5 MW grid-connected rooftop solar PV system scheme for government buildings, for the third time in April.

On March 28, 2019, the agency had issued amendments to its tender, modifying a bulk of the key provisions of the tender to better suit the capabilities and demands of the prospective bidders. In this notification, the nodal agency had also extended the deadline for bid submissions to April 11, 2019.

On April 9, 2019, the nodal agency issued a deadline extension from April 11, 2019, to April 16, 2019, with the techno-commercial bids scheduled to be opened on April 18, 2019. This was the second deadline for the rooftop scheme tender since it was first issued on February 26, 2019.

More recently, SECI has extended the deadline again. The last date for submissions has been extended from April 16, 2019, to April 30, 2019. The techno-commercial bid opening has been scheduled for May 1, 2019.

And now, it has extended the deadline for bid submission for the fourth time. Bidders will now have until May 21, 2019, to submit their bids for the development of the rooftop solar projects under the scheme. The techno-commercial bids will be opened on May 22, 2019.

Key Amendments that were made to the tender documents were:

1. The bidding process which was initially divided into two categories i.e. General State category and Special State category has now been divided into four zones i.e Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone-3 and Zone 4. In a particular zone, there will be only one price for all the bidders in CAPEX Model PART-A, one price for all the bidders in CAPEX Model PART- C (Rs per kWp: Project Cost) and similarly there will be only one price for RESCO Model (Rs per kWh: Tariff).

2. The maximum allowable fixed tariff for the RESCO part for the 25 year PPA agreement has also been amended;

     For Zone-1 Fixed Ceiling Tariff (Rs/kWh) – 3.50

     For Zone-2 Fixed Ceiling Tariff (Rs/kWh) – 3.64

     For Zone-3 Fixed Ceiling Tariff (Rs/kWh) – 3.95

     For Zone-4 Fixed Ceiling Tariff (Rs/kWh) – 2.50

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for