SECI tenders 800 MW of renewables storage


Solar Energy Corp. of India has invited bids to set up interstate transmission grid-connected renewable energy (RE) projects with storage to supply 800 MW of firm and dispatchable RE power in a demand-following manner. The projects are to be developed on a build-own-operate basis. 

SECI will enter a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the successful bidders. Power procured by SECI from these projects has been provisioned to be sold to Haryana Power Purchase Centre (HPPC), Haryana.

A single developer can bid for a cumulative contracted capacity of 50 MW to 400 MW in multiples of 10 MW. It may break up the cumulative awarded capacity into multiple projects, each comprising any combination of RE components and energy storage system.

The selected developer must install a DC solar PV capacity of a minimum 1.5 times the contracted capacity in Haryana, while the remaining capacity may be installed anywhere in India. For example, in the case of a contracted capacity of 250 MW, the developer must establish a minimum 375 MWp solar PV capacity in Haryana. 

The renewable power developer may own the energy storage system or may tie it up separately with a third party for power supply. 

Bidders who have already commissioned RE plants/storage plants or are constructing such plants and have untied capacity may also participate, states the tender document. Identification of land, installation, and ownership of the project, along with obtaining connectivity and necessary approvals and interconnection with the ISTS network for supply of power to SECI, will be under the scope of the renewable power developer.

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