Jammu and Kashmir: 14 MW solar tender postponed

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The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has today announced that the tender for 14 MW worth of grid-connected solar PV power plants with 42 MWh battery energy storage systems (BESS), to be intsalled at different locations in the Leh and Kargil districts of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), has been postponed until further notice.

The tender was released for the complete design, engineering, supply, construction, erection, testing and commissioning of the plant, including 10 years O&M under domestic competitive bidding.

Regarding the next release date, SECI announced, “The revised dates for the tender uploading will be intimated shortly.”

The state, which is mostly located in the Himalayan mountains, has not been home to many solar installations, compared to other Indian states. As of April 30, 2017, only 1.36 MW of rooftop solar had been commissioned out of 7 MW sanctioned under the rooftop solar program to various state nodal agencies. No utility-scale plant has been commissioned there to date.