SECI Planning for 50 MW Solar Power Project in Leh: RK Singh

SECI is planning to set up a 50 MW solar power project in Leh, RK Singh has informed the parliament.

Pre-Bid Meeting for 7.5 GW J&K

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) is planning to set up a 50 MW solar power project in Leh, Union Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy RK Singh has informed the parliament.

Answering a question raised in the Rajya Sabha, the minister said that the government has planned for two solar plants each of 7 MW capacity with 21 MWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) at Leh and Kargil. “And a 50 MW Solar Project in Leh to be set up by Solar Energy Corporation of India.”

When asked about the total electricity demand, and the solar and wind energy potential of the Union Territory of Ladakh the minister said that as reported by UT of Ladakh, the total peak demand for electricity is 50 MW.

Further adding that the solar and wind energy potential of the Union Territory has been estimated to be around 60 GW and 100 GW respectively.

In May 2019, SECI had issued a new Notice Inviting Tender (NIT) seeking online bids for the development of 14 MW of solar PV power plant with linked 42 MWh of Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) at two locations in Jammu and Kashmir. The two systems (each 7 MW solar plant with 21 MWh BESS facility) will be developed at the Leh and Kargil divisions of the state.

Recently, SECI had extended the bid submission deadline for its tender for the development of 14 MW of solar power projects along with 42 MWh of Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) at Leh and Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir under the Prime Minister Development Package (PMDP)-2015.

As per the SECI notification, the last date for bid submission has been extended from March 16, 2020, to April 16, 2020. And, the techno-commercial bids will now be opened on the new bid deadline.

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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