The Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI) has issued three tenders for the expansion of renewable capacity across three states.
The first tender is for setting up 750 MW of grid-connected solar power projects in Rajasthan (Tranche-II Non-Solar Park). The detailed Request for Selection (RfS) will be available for downloading by March 19, 2019.
Today, four solar project developers – Fortum Solar (250 MW), ACME Solar (250 MW), Sitara Solar (100 MW), and Palimarwar Solar (40 MW), quoted the lowest tariff of ₹2.48 (~$0.0349)/kWh in the auction held by SECI for 750 MW of solar power projects which are slated to be developed in Rajasthan.
The second tender is for 500 MW of grid-connected solar power projects in Tamil Nadu (Phase-1, Non-Solar Park). The detailed RfS will be available for downloading by March 15, 2019.
The third tender is for setting up 150 MW of floating solar projects in Ranchi, Jharkhand. Out of 150 MW, 100 MW floating solar power project will be developed at the reservoir of Getalsud Dam and 50 MW floating solar power project will be developed at the reservoir at Dhurwa Dam.
The detailed RfS will be available for downloading by March 20, 2019.
Recently, Shapoorji Pallonji won the bid to develop SECI’ 50 MW of floating solar by quoting ₹3.29 (~$0.046)/kWh at Rihand Dam (also known as Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar Reservoir), located in Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh.
This week has seen a series of tenders issued by SECI. A few days ago, SECI issued another lot of three tenders- one for 1,200 MW of ISTS-connected solar power projects (tranche-IV), one for 1,200 MW ISTS-connected solar-wind hybrid power projects (tranche-II), and one for the 1,200 MW ISTS-connected solar power projects with 3,600 MWh storage (ISTS-V).
The detailed RfS for all the three tenders will be available for downloading by March 8, 2019.
Nitin is a staff reporter at Mercomindia.com and writes on renewable energy and related sectors. Prior to Mercom, Nitin has worked for CNN IBN, India News, Agricultural Spectrum and Bureaucracy Today. He received his bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Communication from Manipal Institute of Communication at Manipal University and Master’s degree in International Relations from Jindal School of International Affairs. More articles from Nitin Kabeer