SECI Issues Deadline Extensions for 2 Solar Tenders in Tamil Nadu and Himachal

SECI has extended the bid deadline for tenders for 50 MW solar PV project in Tamil Nadu and 15 MW floating solar plant in Himachal

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued an extension for the submission of bids for two active tenders. The first is the extension in the deadline for its tender seeking bidders for commissioning of 50 MW (AC) solar PV project with land having 10 years plant O&M at Tamil Nadu. And the second tender, for which SECI has now issued the ninth extension, is the call for bids for developing a 15 MW grid-connected floating solar PV power plant at the Nangal Pond in the Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh.

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For its tender for 50 MW solar projects in Tamil Nadu, SECI has extended the bid submission deadline from March 15, 2021, to April 5, 2021, and the technical bids will be opened on the new bid closing date. The date and time of opening of the price bids will be intimated to the shortlisted bidders from the technical round.

The tender was issued in the first week of January, with SECI seeking developers for the execution of green energy technologies by way of implementing a ground-based solar plant of 40 MW capacity with a 10 MW Agro PV system in the southern state.

The second tender for the selection of a project developer for setting up of 15 MW grid-connected floating solar PV power plant in Himachal Pradesh has seen its deadline extended from March 15, 2021, for online bid submissions to April 30, 2021. And from March 17, 2021, for offline bid submissions to May 4, 2021.  The techno-commercial bids will now be opened on May 5, 2021. 

The tender for the floating solar project was first issued in July 2020 and SECI had conducted an online virtual pre-bid meeting for the tender on July 17, 2020.

The project will be developed on a Build-Own-Operate (BOO) basis and power generated by SPD from the above project has been provisioned to be sold to the Buying Entity, i.e. Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB). BBMB will enter into a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the successful Bidder selected by SECI based on this RfS for the purchase of floating solar power for a period of 25 years. As per the Request for Selection (RfS), the maximum levelised tariff payable to the Project Developer is fixed at Rs 3.41/ kWh for 25 years. SECI Tamil Nadu Himachal

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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