SECI Re-Issues Notice For Selection of SPDs For 2 MW Solar Projects at Army Posts in J&K

The solar projects will be developed at the army post in Siachen and an army post in Partapur.

2 MW Solar Army Posts

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a notice for the third time, inviting online bids for setting up of 2 MW solar power plants in Jammu and Kashmir.

The solar projects will be developed at two army posts in the state, 1 MW each at the army post in Siachen and an army post in Partapur. The detailed Request for Selection Document (RfS) shall be available for downloading latest by March 29, 2019, onwards on

In February, SECI first issued a notice regarding the development of the 2 MW solar PV plants at Army Posts in Jammu and Kashmir. Then again in March, the nodal agency issued a similar notice for selection of the Solar Power Developers (SPD) for executing the work.

The brief scope of work for the winning bidders will include the design, engineering, procurement, supply, construction, erection, testing, commissioning of the 02 MW Solar PV Power Plant. The solar power developers will also be responsible for the successful operation and maintenance (O&M) of the project.

SECI has also recently issued two NITs for the development of a cumulative 1250 MW of solar energy projects in the states of Rajasthan (750 MW) and Tamil Nadu (500 MW). The first NIT has been issued for setting up of 750 MW Grid-Connected Solar Power Projects in Rajasthan (Tranche-II Non-Solar Park). And the second NIT is for setting up of 500 MW Grid-Connected Solar Power Projects in Tamil Nadu (Phase-1, Non-Solar Park).

Recently, the nodal agency for renewable adoption ion the country had issued another NIT for setting up of 14 MW solar PV power plant with linked 42 MWh of Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) at two locations in Jammu and Kashmir. The two systems (each 7 MW solar plant with 21 MWh BESS facility) will be developed at the Leh and Kargil divisions of the state.

The lands for setting up of solar projects with battery storage will be facilitated by Ladakh Renewable Energy Development Agency (LREDA) and Kargil Renewable Energy Development Agency (KREDA) in their respective regions.

SECI will be responsible for fund management i.e. release of Viability Gap Funding (VGF) and will also monitor the performances post commissioning of the projects.

The project shall be implemented in Developer Mode with a fixed tariff of Rs 2 per unit with Viability Gap Funding (VGF) support. And, a maximum Viability Gap Funding (VGF) support of Rs182 crores will be provided to Solar Project Developers for setting up the project.

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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