The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited proposals to set up interstate transmission system (ISTS) connected pilot projects of standalone battery energy storage systems (BESS) for an aggregate capacity of 1,000 MWh (500 MW x 2 hours).
It has already received interest from prospective buying entities/Discoms across the country to utilize energy storage systems on demand basis, suited to their requirements during the peak and off-peak hours.
The draft guidelines and draft tender documents have been uploaded on the SECI site. The final tender document will be issued by SECI based on the comments and discussions with the prospective bidders on the draft Guidelines and draft tender documents.
As per the draft tender document, the selection of the battery storage system developers will be done through tariff-based global competitive bidding. SECI shall enter into a battery storage purchase agreement with the successful bidders for providing energy storage facility to SECI/Discom. The developer shall set up the BESS on a build-own-operate-transfer (BOOT) basis.
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