SECI Reschedules Pre-bid Meeting for its 1785 MW Rajasthan Solar Tender

SECI has notified that it has rescheduled the pre-bid meeting for its tender for setting up 1785 MW solar projects in Rajasthan (Tranche-IV).

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has notified that it has rescheduled the pre-bid meeting for its tender for the selection of Solar Power Developers (SPDs) for setting up 1785 MW grid-connected solar PV power projects in Rajasthan (Tranche-IV).

The pre-bid meeting has been moved from March 19, 2021, to March 22, 2021, and will be held online via video conferencing. The last date for bid submission for the tender remains the same for now, with bids expected latest by April 19, 2021, (April 15, 2021 – for online submission).

Earlier this month, SECI had issued the Request for Selection (RfS) document for the tender. After initially notifying in early February that it wishes to invite proposals for setting up grid-connected solar PV projects in the state of Rajasthan on a “Build Own Operate” (B-O-O) basis for an aggregate capacity of 1785 MW.

SECI will enter into a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the successful bidder selected based on this RfS for purchase of solar power for a period of 25 years based on the terms, conditions, and provisions of the RfS.

The SPD shall set up the solar PV project including a dedicated transmission network to the interconnection/ delivery point, at its own cost. All approvals, permits, and clearances required for setting up of the project and/ or dedicated transmission network upto interconnection/ delivery point (including connectivity and LTA, as applicable) including those required from state government and local bodies shall be in the scope of the SPD. The developers will have a period of 18 months to complete the work on the project.

Power procured by SECI from the above Project has been provisioned to be sold to the Discoms of Rajasthan, which shall be the Buying Entities under this RfS. The Buying Entities shall procure power under the RfS through Rajasthan Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (RUVNL), which is the authorised representative for signing the Power Sale Agreement, on behalf of the Rajasthan Discoms. SECI shall be an intermediary nodal agency for procurement of power generated by the SPD and sale of such power to the Discoms of Rajasthan, entirely on a back-to-back basis based on due performance by the SPD as well as the Buying Entities.

It has been specified that the projects selected under this RfS shall be of minimum individual capacities of 10 MW and shall be set up in integral values. The maximum capacity shall be 1785 MW.

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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