SECI Extends Deadline for 14 MW Solar Project with Linked Storage in Ladakh

SECI Extends Deadline for 14 MW Solar Project with Linked Storage in Ladakh

State-owned SECI has extended the bid submission deadline for its tender to set up 14 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) plants with linked storage in Ladakh.

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Previously, the nodal agency had issued a Request for Selection (RfS) for setting up of 14 MW solar power plants with 42 MWh battery energy storage systems (BESS) (7 MW / 21 MWh each at Leh and Kargil) under Prime Minister Development Package (PMDP)-2015.

Now, the last date and time for bid submission of solar plus storage project have been extended to July 30, 2020, until 1400 hrs from its existing date of June 30, 2020. It’s bid opening date has also been extended from June 30, 2020, to July 30, 2020, at 1600 hrs.

Meanwhile, SECI has requested interested bidders to remain updated for any notices w.r.t. this tender document from its website.

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 of 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.

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Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.