SECI Extends Timeline for its 97.5 MW Rooftop Solar PV Tender

SECI has extended the timeline for the implementation of 97.5 MW rooftop solar PV system shame for government buildings in different zones of India

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has notified of the extension in timelines for the implementation of 97.5 MW grid-connected rooftop solar PV system shame for government buildings in different zones of India under the CAPEX and/or RESCO model.

The RfS for the scheme was issued in August 2019, with the amendments and deadline extensions seeing the final list of winners issued only in January 2020.

In its notification, SECI has stated that based on the approval accorded by the competent authority i.e. the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), the lockdown due to COVID-19 has been treated as force majeure and it has been decided to grant a suitable time extension for the capacity(ies) allocated under this RfS.

Now, the successful bidders must complete the work on identification and survey or rooftops, submission of project sanction documents as per requirements of the SECI engineer in charge, design, engineering, manufacture, supply, storage, civil work, erection, testing and commissioning of the sanctioned project(s) by March 14, 2021, in case of Zone-1, 2, 3 and June 14, 2021, in case of projects in Zone 4.

The successful bidders may also complete all the work with per day penalty and without consideration of incentive by September 14, 2021, in case of Zone-1, 2, 3, and December 14, 2021, in case of Zone-4, which can be further extended depending upon the merit of the case.

The full list of winners under different zones and models can be viewed here.

The total capacity of 97.5 MW tendered had been divided into three categories, 10 MW comprising of CAPEX Model (Part-A), the second is 85 MW consisting of the RESCO Model (Part-B), and third is 2.5 MW comprising of CAPEX Model (Part-C).

In July, the nodal agency had first extended the timelines for the implementation of the projects. It had ordered developers to complete the work associated with the projects by January 20, 2021, in zone 1, zone 2, Zone 3, and by April 20, 2021, in the case of Zone 4.

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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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