SECI Invites Bids for 7.5GW Solar Projects in Leh, Kargil

Moreover, SECI will enter into the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the successful bidders for purchase of solar power for a period of 35 years.

The government-backed Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a Request for Selection (RfS) document for selection of solar power developers for setting up of 7500 MW grid-connected solar power projects in Leh & Kargil districts of Jammu & Kashmir.

solar projects in Leh & Kargil

The tender was opened on December 31, 2018 and will be ended on April 30, 2019.

According to the notification issued, “the scope of work includes implementation of the solar power project along with setting up of power transmission & evacuation infrastructure till the delivery point. Connectivity and long term open access shall be in the scope of the developer.”

Further, the selection of solar power developers will be carried out through e-bidding followed by e-Reverse Auction process, it said.

Also, the document fee/ cost of RfS document (non-refundable) will be Rs 29,500/- including GST, to be submitted either through NEFT/RTGS transfer in the account of SECI or in the form of DD/Pay order, along with the response to RfS in favour of “Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd”, payable at New Delhi.

Moreover, SECI will enter into the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the successful bidders for 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 total capacity is targeted to be implemented in several phases, the first phase being implementation of 2500 MW grid-connected capacity in the Kargil District and 5000 MW capacity in Leh District.

Meanwhile, the selected solar power developers will set up the solar PV projects on Build Own Operate (BOO) basis.

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Manu Tayal

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.

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