SECI to Conduct a 2nd Pre-Bid Meeting for Solar + Storage Tender in Ladakh

SECI has notified that it will be conducting a second pre-bid meeting for its tender for setting up of 14 MW solar plants along with 42 MWh BESS in Ladakh

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has notified that it will be conducting a second pre-bid meeting for its tender for the selection of solar power developers (SPDs) for setting up of 14 MW solar power plants along with 42 MWh battery energy storage systems (BESS) at Leh (7 MW/21 MWh) and Kargil (7 MW/21 MWh) in Ladakh under the Prime Minister Development Package (PMDP)-2015.

SECI stated that “one more online pre-bid/ clarification meeting shall be organised on August 10, 2020, at 1030 Hrs. Due to current pandemic and ongoing lockdown situation on account of COVID-19, the meeting shall be conducted online.”

Recently, we had reported that SECI had extended the deadline for bid submissions for this tender. The deadline for the project has been extended to September 30, 2020, from its existing date of July 30, 2020. Prior to that in June, we had reported that the nodal agency had extended the deadline for the tender from June 30, 2020, to July 30, 2020.

In January last year, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) under the order of the President of India had launched the new scheme for setting up solar PV projects with aggregate battery storage capacity in Leh and Kargil.

The scope of work under the program for Jammu & Kashmir, through SECI, will include the setting up of 14 MW Solar PV Project with an aggregate battery storage capacity of 42 MWh (capacity of 7 MW solar projects with battery storage of 21 MWh each in Leh & Kargil at different locations).

The salient features of the Scheme include:

The lands for setting up the 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.

The scheme would be implemented by the SECI which will also act as a Project Management Consultant (PMC) for the entire project, including finalisation of DPR, selection of solar project developer, project management till project testing, commissioning and execution of the project by the project developer.

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.

Details about the second online pre-bid meeting available here.

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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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