SECI Confirms Annulment of 3 GW Manufacturing Linked Solar Tender

SECI has announced the annulment of its tender for the selection of solar power developers for setting up of 3 GW manufacturing linked solar tender

Annulment 3 GW Manufacturing

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has announced the annulment of its tender for the selection of solar power developers for setting up of 3 GW ISTS-connected solar PV power plant linked with setting up of 1.5 GW (Per Annum) solar manufacturing plant (Phase-II).

The nodal agency has informed all interested parties that the tender has been cancelled following the development that the Telecommunications Consultants India Limited (TCIL) is discontinuing their e-Tendering Services for all their clients and that SECI has now launched a fresh tender with its new service provider.

“With the foreclosure of SECI’s existing e-tendering service provider [M/s Telecommunications Consultants India Limited (TCIL)], SECI has successfully migrated to the new service provider [M/s Electronic (India) Pvt. Limited (ETI)]. Hence, the said tender has been freshly launched in the new portal with modifications as a selection of solar power developers for setting up of 6 GW ISTS-Connected solar PV power plants linked with setting up of 2 GW (Per Annum) solar manufacturing plants under global competitive bidding,” the agency issued in its statement.

As part of the Government of India’s targets of achieving a cumulative capacity of 100 GW Solar PV installation by the year 2022, the nodal agency has invited proposals for setting up of the solar projects (for an aggregate capacity up to 6 GW) linked with setting up of solar manufacturing plant on a Build-Own-Operate (BOO) basis. SECI shall enter into Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the successful Bidders selected based on this RfS for purchase of solar power for a period of 25 years based on the terms, conditions, and provisions of the RfS.

As per the provisions of the RfS, the SPDs selected by SECI be required to set up cumulative annual solar manufacturing capacity of 2 GW, which shall be set up over a maximum period of 2 years. The SPDs shall be provided assured PPAs up to 1500 MW against 500 MW of manufacturing plant.

The last date of bid submission (online and offline) is August 28, 2019, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on August 26, 2019.

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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