SECI tenders 100 MW grid-connected solar capacity in Telangana

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India’s SECI has issued a tender for setting up of 100 MW grid-connected solar capacity in Telangana. The proposed solar PV capacity is to be set up at five different sites of Singareni Collieries Company Limited in the state: 10 MW at Yellandu and Bhupalpally each, 28 MW at Mandamarri STG-1, 15 MW at Mandamarri STG-2 (Kasipet mine area) and 37 MW at Kothagudam.

These will be awarded to a single successful bidder following electronic reverse auction on the total 100 MW capacity.

The total price of ‘engineering, procurement and construction’ (EPC) and operations and maintenance (O&M) arrived after e-reverse auction will be converted into the per-MW price. Based on the per-MW price arrived, the per-site project EPC and O&M price will be calculated by multiplying the per-MW price with the respective site capacity.

Accordingly, 5 different EPC and O&M agreements for the respective sites will be released to the single successful bidder.

The deadline for bid submission is June 7. Bids will be opened the same day.

Scope of work

The selected developer shall be responsible for design, engineering, supply, construction, erection, testing and commissioning of the 100 MW (AC) solar PV power plant under different packages. It will also provide comprehensive operation and maintenance of the plants for 10 years after successful commissioning and performance demonstration.

The commissioning date for the cumulative capacity of 100 MW is 9 months from the date of the notification of award.