SECI Amends RfS for 2000 MW Solar Tender under CPSU-II

SECI has amended its RfS for setting up of 2000 MW grid-connected solar power projects in India (Tranche-I) under the CPSU scheme phase-II.

SECI Amends 2000 MW

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has amended its Request for Selection (RfS) for setting up of 2000 MW grid-connected solar PV power projects in India (Tranche-I) under the CPSU scheme phase-II (Government Producer Scheme).

SECI had issued the RfS document for the selection of Solar Power Developers (SPD) for the 2000 MW solar projects in March.

MNRE issued the CPSU Scheme Phase II for setting up 12,000 MW grid-connected Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power Projects by the government producers with Viability Gap Funding (VGF) support for self-use or use by Government/Government entities, either directly or through Distribution Companies. The total 12,000 MW capacity is expected to be added in the 4 year period i.e from the financial year 2019-20 to 2022-23.

The last date for bid submission is July 15, 2019.

The projects under the latest RfS issued by SECI will be developed on a Build-Own-Operate (BOO) basis. And, the power generated from these projects shall be solely used for self-use or use by Government/Government entities, either directly or through Discoms on payment of mutually agreed usages charges of not more than Rs 3.50/kWh.

The nodal agency has made the following key amendments to the RfS:

  • Each bidder will now have to submit a fixed bid processing fee of Rs 5 lakh (+GST) for each response to the RfS, unlike the previous provision which varied processing fee between Rs 3 and 10 lakhs based on the project capacity.
  • The minimum capacity allocated to a bidder shall be 1 MW (10 MW earlier) and the maximum allocation to a single bidder shall be 2000 MW. The SPDs shall demonstrate the awarded allocation to SECI, prior to disbursement of the second tranche of VGF.
  • As per the provision of the earlier RfS, the projects can be located anywhere in India. However, it has been clarified that the projects may be implemented as ground-mounted or rooftop-mounted or floating or canal top/canal bank, etc., or a combination thereof, as per the requirements of the SPD.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com 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 iamrenew.com.

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