SECI Seeking Land for 100 MW Solar Projects in Chhattisgarh for SECL

SECI has issued an EOI for shortlisting of suitable land banks/ parcels for the implementation of 100 MW solar projects in Chhattisgarh.

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued an Expression of Interest (EOI) for shortlisting of suitable land banks/ parcels for the implementation of solar projects in the state of Chhattisgarh.

SECI intends to develop a 100 MW (with at least 50 MW at a single location) solar PV project for South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL), one of the eight subsidiaries of Coal India Limited (CIL) in the state. 

The proposed solar PV project is to be set up at the designated land location(s) in the state of Chhattisgarh, which will be identified, acquired and purchased by the contractor on the employer’s behalf and the same shall be transferred in the name of employer, in line with the timelines and provisions of the land transfer details as stipulated in the tender documents.

To develop the said project, the Project Owner, SECI requires cumulative 400 acres (min 200 acre of land at one location) of land and has invited proposals from prospective private landowners/  farmers/ co-operative societies/ land aggregators, etc. who are willing to sell land on outright basis or on long term lease (30 Years) anywhere across Chhattisgarh state meeting the following criteria: 

400 acres of land within the state fulfilling the following conditions:

  • 400 acres of contiguous land parcel in a single location and preferably within 10 km from any existing 220 kV or 132 kV STU Substation. or
  • Min 200 acres of contiguous land parcel in 2 different locations (cumulatively 400 acre) and preferably within 5 km from any existing 220 kV or 132 kV STU Substation.

It has been clarified that preference shall be given to land banks/ parcel on the basis of distance to substation, availability of land bank as a single connected patch, water availability, topography, forest land, village/ govt roads within land bank. The transmission lines within land bank, wildlife protected areas, infrastructure i.e., road connectivity, Global Horizontal Irradiance (GHI) etc. There should not be any government restriction in setting up of solar power projects in the land bank/ parcel.

The last date for submission of proposals is May 31, 2021.

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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