The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) has announced a notice inviting tender (NIT) for the development of 10 MW grid-connected solar PV power project at Bagru in Jaipur district of Rajasthan.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker, Rajasthan has about 4.8 GW of large-scale solar projects in operation, and approximately 7.5 GW is currently under the development pipeline.
The request for selection (RfS) document with all the necessary details will be issued on June 5, 2020. Mercom will publish the details of the tender after the release of the document.
Meanwhile, SECI announced the winner of its tender for 400 MW of renewable power on a round-the-clock (RTC) basis. In this, ReNew Power won the auction for the entire tendered capacity of 400 MW with a quoted tariff of ₹2.90 (~$0.038)/kWh. SECI has set an annual escalation of 3% on the quoted tariff up to the end of the 15th year of the contract, as per the power purchase agreement (PPA).
Mercom reported that the tender was oversubscribed by 550 MW after SECI received bids for 950 MW in total. It received bids from Greenko for a capacity of 400 MW, ReNew Power for 400 MW, HES Infra for 100 MW, and Ayana for 50 MW.
In October last year, SECI had issued a tender to procure 400 MW of renewable energy on a round-the-clock basis. The energy procured through these projects will be supplied to the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
Also, in April 2020, SECI issued an RfS for 2.5 GW of interstate-connected solar projects under Tranche X (ISTS-X) at the Ultra Mega Renewable Energy Power Park (UMREPP) in Koppal district of Karnataka. The scope of work for the 2.5 GW solar tender includes the acquisition of land, connectivity, and obtaining Long-Term Access (LTA) approvals by the solar power developer.
Anjana is a news editor at Mercom India. Before joining Mercom, she held roles of senior editor, district correspondent, and sub-editor for The Times of India, Biospectrum and The Sunday Guardian. Before that, she worked at the Deccan Herald and the Asianlite as chief sub-editor and news editor. She has also contributed to The Quint, Hindustan Times, The New Indian Express, Reader’s Digest (UK edition), IndiaSe (Singapore-based magazine) and Asiaville. Anjana holds a Master’s degree in Geography from North Bengal University, and a diploma in mass communication and journalism from Guru Ghasidas University, Bhopal.