SECI Invites Tender for 5MW Agri Solar Power Project in Kashmir

Highlights :

The last date for bid submission is March 19, 2022 and the techno-commercial bids will open on the same day.

The SECI notification also says that the pre-bid meeting is scheduled on March 15, 2022.

SECI Invites Tender for 5MW Agri Solar Power Project in Kashmir

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) has invited tenders for design, engineering, supply, construction, erection, testing and commissioning of a 5 MW(AC) grid connected saffron based Agro-Solar PV Power Plant at Pampore, Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir. The notification by SECI also holds that the tender also includes operations and maintenance responsibilities for 10 years.

The last date for the submission of bids is March 19, 2022 and the timing is fixed at 1400 hours. SECI notification says that the opening of techno-commercial bids will take place at 1600 hours on March 19, 2022.

The pre-bid meeting has been planned for March 15, 2022. SECI has said that the complete details of the pre bid meeting will be intimated soon with a separate notification at the website of SECI.

The Solar Quest of J&K

Solar power projects are being implemented in Jammu and Kashmir expeditiously. The Energy Statistics India Report 2022 says that J&K has 1.1 lakh MW solar energy potential,  second to only Rajasthan.

Today, J&K has about 20 MWs of installed capacity of grid-connected solar power. Just recently, the J&K administration has allowed grid connected rooftop solar power projects on the government buildings that lie within the municipal limits of Jammu city This will be done by Jammu Smart City Ltd. (JSCL).

J&K has rich renewable resources and there are multiple microclimatic locations like Udhampur that have a sub-tropical climate. The plain geography like Jammu, Akhnoor, Samba and Kathua as more of a composite climatic zone. J&K receives excellent Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) which makes it a good location for solar power generation.

The Jammu & Kashmir Energy Development Agency (JAKEDA) of Department of Science & Technology is implementing a scheme for providing rooftop solar PV plants on subsidised rates. The J&K administration provides 40% subsidy to consumers for installing Solar PV rooftops under the scheme.

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