SECI Tenders for 20 MW Solar Plus 50 MWh BESS in Leh, Ladakh

SECI has issued a tender for 20 MW (AC) solar PV plant (50 MWp DC) with 20 MW/50 MWh BESS at Phyang in Leh, Ladakh.

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a tender for the commissioning of a 20 MW (AC) solar PV power plant (50 MWp DC) with 20 MW/50 MWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) at Phyang in Leh, Ladakh.

The scope of work for the selected bidders will include the design, engineering, supply, construction, erection, testing and commission of the solar and battery storage system. The developers will also be required to provide comprehensive operation and maintenance services for the systems for a prior of 10 years from the date of successful commissioning.

As per the tender, SECI envisages the execution of green energy technologies by way of implementing ground-based solar PV plant with BESS in the UT of Ladakh, India. This would not only be a leap towards harnessing the use of renewable energy for Ladakh but also be means of self-reliant and economical expenditure on energy requirement, which would capitalize the abundance of solar energy resource in the region.

The last date for bid submission is February 10, 2021, and the bids will be opened on the same date. A pre-bid meeting has been scheduled for January 12, 2021, to address the concerns raised by the prospective bidders.

The modules used in the project have the condition of being only domestically manufactured and approved by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

To be eligible for participating in the bidding process – the bidders must have experience of successfully executing similar EPC work for ground-mounted solar projects with a cumulative capacity of 10 MW in the last seven financial years.

Financially, they are required to have an annual average turnover of Rs 131 crore in the last three financial years. And, they must also have a positive net worth.

In March, MNRE minister RK Singh had said that SECI is planning to set up a 50 MW solar power project in Leh. 

Earlier this month, SECI had extended the bid submission deadline for its tender for the selection of Solar Power Developers (SPDs) for setting up of 7500 MW (7.5 GW) grid-connected solar power projects (including implementation of power transmission and evacuation infrastructure) in Leh & Kargil Districts.

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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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