SECI Extends Deadlines for 2 More Solar Energy Tenders

SECI has announced the extension in the bid submission deadline for two solar tenders, the 7 GW manufacturing linked and the 1.95 MW with BESS in Lakshadweep.

SECI Solar Tenders Deadline

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has announced the extension in bid submission deadline for two tenders, the 7 GW manufacturing linked solar tender and the tender for the development of 1.95 MW solar capacity with 2.15 MWh storage projects in Lakshadweep.

In its latest amendment, the agency has extended the deadline for the manufacturing-linked tender from November 8, 2019, to November 13, 2019. The techno-commercial bids will now be opened on the same date i.e. November 14, 2019.

Last month, SECI had extended the deadline for the tender from October 31, 2019, to November 8, 2019.

SECI had issued an amendment for its manufacturing linked solar tender, increasing the capacity of projects to be awarded under the tender from 6 GW to 7 GW. With that change, the new tender is seeking developers for setting up of 7 GW of ISTS-connected solar PV projects linked with 2 GW (annual) of solar manufacturing component.

As per the amendments, the new RfS will feature a higher ceiling tariff that will be payable to the project developers. Increasing the maximum tariff payable to the solar developer to Rs 2.93 from Rs 2.75/ kWh. Perhaps, as a move to invite more active participation from the industry leaders who have so far been vary of the risks involved.

For the second tender, SECI has extended the bid deadline from November 8, 2019, to November 25, 2019. The techno-commercial bids will now also be opened on November 25, 2019.

In September, SECI had issued a Notice Inviting Tenders (NIT), for the deployment of a 1.95 grid-connected solar power plant with 2.15 MWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) at four different islands of the union territory of Lakshadweep. The projects will be developed as sub-projects of solar projects and battery storage system packages at Agatti, Kavaratti, BangaRam, and Thinnakara, and the entire project will be allocated to a single bidder based on the price bid for the cumulative capacity.

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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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