Tenders For 400 MW of Floating Solar Projects Issued by SECI

SECI has issued two NITs for the development of floating solar projects of 400 MW capacity in Jharkhand and Tamil Nadu.

Floating Solar Projects in India

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued two Notice Inviting Tenders (NITs), inviting bids for the development of floating solar PV power projects of 400 MW cumulative capacity in Ranchi, Jharkhand and Tamil Nadu.

The first NIT is for a 100 MW Floating Solar Power Plant at the reservoir of Getalsud Dam, Ranchi and another 50 MW Floating Solar Power Plant at the Reservoir of Dhurwa Dam, Ranchi in Jharkhand. The detailed Request for Selection Document (RfS) shall be available for downloading latest by March 20, 2019, onwards on www.tcil-india-electronictender.com. Getalsud Dam of course supplies drinking water to Ranchi, besides water for industrial uses too. The dam does produce hydro power too, which means power evacuation may be convenient. Similarly, Dhurwa dam, being close to Ranchi city will probably offer easier access to transmission too. 

The second NIT is for the development of 250 MW Floating Solar PV Power Plant in the state of Tamil Nadu. The detailed Request for Selection Document (RfS) along with the list of dams or water bodies that will be selected for the development of the floating projects will be available for downloading latest by March 29, 2019.

In February, The Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA) has issued tender seeking bids from eligible EPC firms to set up a 2 MW grid-connected canal-top solar project in Ranchi.

The project is to be developed at the Sikidiri Canal located near the Sikidiri Village. The last date of bid submissions is February 11, 2019, and the bid opening date is February 13, 2019. All bidders are required to submit an Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) of Rs 32 lakhs along with their bids.

In January we reported that the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Company (Tangedco) is planning to float bids for setting up floating solar plants on three dam reservoirs in the State. The department is looking to bid out for projects worth 100 MW, 100 MW and 50 MW at the Mettur Dam, Bhavanisagar Dam, and the Vaigai Dam respectively.

More recently, SECI has issued two NITs for the development of a cumulative 1250 MW of solar energy projects in the states of Rajasthan (750 MW) and Tamil Nadu (500 MW). The first NIT has been issued for setting up of 750 MW Grid-Connected Solar Power Projects in Rajasthan (TRANCHE-II Non-Solar Park). And the second NIT is for setting up of 500 MW Grid-Connected Solar Power Projects in Tamil Nadu(Phase-1, Non-Solar Park).

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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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