Bidding extended for 15 MW floating solar project in Himachal Pradesh


The Solar Energy Corporation of India has extended bidding for the 15 MW grid-connected floating solar power plant in Himachal Pradesh by a month.

The revised deadline—earlier set as January 15—is February 15.

The SECI had invited bids for the project in July last year, which has seen bidding extensions and amendment since then.

The plant—to be set up in build-own-operate mode—shall come up at Nangal Pond, near village Neilla, in the district Bilaspur. 

The power generated from the project has been provisioned to be sold to the hydropower generator Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB). The BBMB shall sign a power purchase agreement with the successful bidder for a period of 25 years

The maximum levelized tariff payable to the project developer is fixed at INR 3.41/kWh for 25 years.

Bidders must quote a single tariff for the project, which shall be applicable for all 25 years.

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