SECI Issues NIT for Deployment of RE Projects with Storage at Lakshadweep

SPDs will also be responsible for the successful O&M of the project for a period of 10 years.

RE Projects with Storage at Lakshadweep

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a Notice Inviting Tenders (NIT) for deployment of Renewable Energy Projects along with a linked Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) in the Union Territory of Lakshadweep.

The brief scope of work for the winning bidders will include the design, engineering, procurement, supply, construction, erection,  testing, commissioning of the 50 MW (AC) Solar PV Power Plant. The solar power developers (SPDs) will also be responsible for the successful operation and maintenance (O&M) of the project for a period of 10 years from the official date of commissioning.

The NIT will be available for viewing on the TCIL website from February 5, 2019.

SECI has also issued an NIT for the setting up of 50 MW of Solar PV Plant at Kasargod Solar Park in Kerala. The NIT for that project will be uploaded on the TCIL portal on February 6th, 2019.

Recently, SECI issued a tender for selection of solar power developers for setting up of a 3 GW ISTS connected solar PV power plant linked with setting up of 1.5 GW (per annum) solar manufacturing plant under global competitive bidding.

Earlier in May 2018, SECI had tender similar manufacturing linked tender for 10 GW solar capacity with 5 GW manufacturing capacity per annum.

Due to poor response from the industry, the tender capacity was later reduced to 3 GW. However, the government announced its plan to cancel the previous tender and float the manufacturing-linked solar tender for a second time, after scrapping the results from the first issue.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at 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