SECI trims 100 MW Telangana solar project

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Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has made a host of amendments to the tender for setting up of 100 MW (AC) grid-interactive solar PV power plants at the premises of state-owned coal mining company Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) in Telangana.

As per the notification, the cumulative tendered capacity is now trimmed to 90 MW (AC). This capacity is to be developed at four different sites of Singareni Collieries: 10 MW at Bhupalpally, 28 MW at Mandamarri STG-1, 15 MW at Mandamarri STG-2 (Kasipet mine area) and 37 MW at Kothagudam.

Commissioning period for the cumulative capacity along with other associated equipment shall be 12 months (against 9 months earlier) from the award notification date.

Among other amendments, validity period of performance security has been increased to 75 months.

The project would be awarded through reverse auction. The deadline for bid submission is June 7.

Scope of work

The selected developer shall be responsible for design, engineering, supply, construction, erection, testing and commissioning of the 90 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.