Bid submission deadline extended for 1.2GW hybrid and 200MW solar projects

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The Solar Energy Corporation (SECI) has pushed back the bid submission deadline for ISTS-connected 1.2 GW wind-solar hybrid projects (Tranche II) by two weeks.

The deadline—originally set for yesterday—has now been extended until May 7.

As per the tender, the selected wind-solar hybrid project developers are required to set up power plants on “built, own, operate” basis. SECI shall enter into power purchase agreement (PPA) with them for a period of 25 years, with Rs 2.70/kWh as the maximum tariff payable for the entire term.

Bids must be made for project capacity of minimum 50 MW in size, with at least 50 MW of project capacity proposed at each project site. The maximum bid capacity allowed is 600 MW.

200MW Uttarakhand project

The bid submission deadline for setting up of 200 MW grid-connected solar PV power capacity in the state of Uttarakhand has now been revised to April 30. Tendered by Uttarakhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (UREDA)—on behalf of Uttarakhand Power Corporation Ltd (UPCL), Dehradun—the projects would be awarded through tariff-based international competitive bidding.

The scope of work includes development, finance, ownership, design, engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the project.

The solar power plants will be allotted in successive multiples of 100 kW, up to aggregate capacity of 200 MW.  The aggregate capacity to be allocated to a company shall be limited to 50 MW, with the capacity of each project being minimum 100 kW and not exceeding 5 MW.

3MW NTPC project in Bihar

The bid submission deadline for setting up of 3 MW solar power plant at NTPC Kahalgaon in Bhagalpur of Bihar has also been extended by a week. Now the revised deadline is April 30.

The projects, to be developed on turnkey basis, would be awarded based on domestic competitive bidding. The selected developer will be responsible for design, engineering, supply, construction, erection, testing and commissioning of the plant. It shall also provide operation and maintenance for three years.