NIT For 1800 MW Wind Projects in India (Tranche-VIII)

NIT For 1800 MW Wind Projects in India (Tranche-VIII)

The detailed RfS Document shall be available for download by March 29, 2019.

Wind Projects in India

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued tender inviting bids for setting up of 1800 MW ISTS-Connected Wind Power Projects (Tranche-VIII) on a pan India basis. 

The detailed Request for Selection (RfS) Document shall be available for downloading by March 29, 2019, onwards on 

Recently, amid a host of other tenders being issued by the nodal agency for renewables in the country, the Tranche-VII tender for the development of 1200 MW of ISTS-connected wind power projects in India was issued.

SECI’s Tranche-VI Wind Energy Tender, for 1.2 GW, saw a total of nine developers make bids totaling 2325 MW for the 1200 MW tender.

Softbank promoted SB Energy made the biggest bid for 600 MW, followed by ReNew Power, EDF, and ENEL who bid for 300 MW each, while Engie and Adani made bids for 250 MW each. Continuum and Ecoren made bids for 150 MW and 125 MW each, while Powerica made a 50 MW bid. This tender had a tariff ceiling of Rs 2.85, and while we await exact numbers, our sources confirm that bids are actually lower than the ones received in the Tranche 5 tender, ie, Rs 2.76 and above.

The Tranche 6 tender came at a particularly testing time for SECI and developers, with bids received in Tranche 1 to 5 stuck due to a change in land policy in Gujarat, a key state for wind developers, besides Tamil Nadu.

With Tranche 6 bidders qualifying for consideration under the revised laws, developers would feel a lot more optimistic about quicker movement in this case, as would a worried SECI. The new policy envisages using government identified wastelands, besides a thrust on hybrid projects. More interestingly, the land would be allotted or leased directly to the winning bidders, and not to a land aggregating agency, as we had reported earlier.

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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