SECI Extends Deadline for 7.5 GW Leh and Kargil Solar Tender

SECI has extended the deadline for bid submission on its tender for the development of a 7.5 GW solar projects in Leh and Kargil

SECI Deadline 7.5 GW Solar

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has announced that it has extended the deadline for bid submission on its tender for the development of a 7.5 GW ultra mega solar park in Leh and Kargil districts of Jammu and Kashmir, again.

As per SECI, the deadline had been postponed to January 31, 2020, from the previous deadline for bid submission which was November 29, 2019.

The total capacity of 7,500 MW under the Request for Selection (RfS) has been divided into three packages of 2,500 MW each. Under package-A would be set up in the areas tentatively identified in the Zanskar sub-division and Tai Suru block of Kargil district. Packages B and C would involve the development of projects at Hanley Khaldo area of Nyoma sub-division in the Leh district.

SECI will enter into the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with successful bidders for the purchase of solar power for a period of 35 years. The projects are a part of the scheme approved by the government for setting up of 23 GW Grid-connected solar PV Projects in the Leh & Kargil regions of Jammu & Kashmir.

The scope of work for selected developers will include the development of the solar power projects along with the setting up of power transmission and evacuation infrastructure up to the delivery point on a Build Own and Operate (BOO) basis. The bidders can avail of the fiscal incentives like accelerated depreciation, concessional customs and excise duties, tax holidays as available for such projects.

The Request for Selection (RfS) for the 7.5 GW solar projects was issued on December 31, 2018, with an initially planned deadline of April 30, 2019. However, in April it was reported that the allotment of land for the projects had been delayed due to the general elections.

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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