Another Bidding Deadline Extension for 81 MW of Solar Projects in Telangana

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has once again extended the bid submission deadline for three projects in Telangana.

The deadlines have been extended for the 34 MW (AC) ground-based, 32 MW (AC) overburden dump based, and 15 MW (AC) floating solar power projects to be developed at the Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) in Telangana. SCCL is a coal mining company in India, jointly owned by the Telangana government and the central government.

As per the latest announcement, the bid submission for the 34 MW ground-based projects has been extended to June 12, 2020, and the deadline for the 32 MW (AC) OB dump-based projects has been extended to June 15, 2020. Similarly, the new deadline for the 15 MW (AC) floating solar projects has been set as June 17, 2020. SECI had earlier extended the deadline to May 13, 2020, from April 20, 2020, for the 34 MW (AC) ground-based projects, and the deadline for the 32 MW (AC) OB dump based was extended to May 15, 2020, from April 22, 2020. The nodal agency had also extended the deadline for bid submission for the 15 MW (AC) floating solar power projects to May 18, 2020, from May 04, 2020.

Previously, Mercom reported that SECI invited bids for 32 MW of OB dump-based solar projects at SCCL. The projects are to be developed at two different sites, with 22 MW to be set up at the SCCL’s Ramagundam site, and 10 MW at the Dorli site.


In a separate tender, SECI invited bids for 34 MW of ground-based solar projects to be set up at two different sites. 11 MW is to be developed at the Chennur site of SCCL, and the remaining 23 MW capacity will be developed at the Kothagudam site of SCCL.

Meanwhile, the 15 MW floating solar tender includes setting up floating solar projects at two different sites – a 10 MW project at the STPP storage reservoir, and a 5 MW system at the Dorli site – on the SCCL premises.

Previously, Mercom had reported that SECI had announced a tender for the development of 100 MW of solar power projects in Telangana.