SECI Issues NITs For 1250 MW of Solar Projects in Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu

The 1250 MW tendered capacity will be developed in the states of Rajasthan (750 MW) and Tamil Nadu (500 MW).

SECI 1250 MW Solar Rajasthan Tamil Nadu

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued two Notice Inviting Tenders (NITs), inviting bids for the development of solar projects of 1250 MW capacity in Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu.

The first NIT has been issued for setting up of 750 MW Grid-Connected Solar Power Projects in Rajasthan (TRANCHE-II Non-Solar Park). The detailed Request for Selection Document (RfS) for which will be available for downloading latest by March 19, 2019. And the second NIT is for setting up of 500 MW Grid-Connected Solar Power Projects in Tamil Nadu(Phase-1, Non-Solar Park). The detailed Request for Selection Document (RfS) shall be available for downloading latest by March 15, 2019.

In August 2018, SECI had launched a similar tender for 750 MW solar projects to be developed in  Rajasthan, with a fixed tariff of Rs 2.93/kWh for the tender for a period of 25 years. The projects had minimum individual capacities of 10 MW and allocated to be set up in multiples of 10 MW, with a cumulative capacity of 750 MW.

In February, the Tamil Nadu government issued its latest state solar policy the “Vision Tamil Nadu 2023”,  a revision from its 2012 policy which had a target of 3 GW of installed capacity by 2015. The state’s new solar policy included a solar target of 5 GW by 2022 to assist in the central government’s 2022 targets.

In January, NLC India (NLCIL), state-owned mining and power generating company, announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Tamil Nadu government to develop 2,640 MW of lignite-based thermal power projects and 1,000 MW of solar energy projects in the state.

In January, the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) invited bids for a 20 MW of grid-connected floating solar project at its Anta gas power station in Rajasthan.

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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