Maharashtra’s 1 GW Solar Tender Gets Enthusiastic Response, Oversubscribed by 400 MW

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI) has issued a tender for setting up 50 MW of solar PV projects at Kasargod Solar Park, located in the state of Kerala. The projects will be developed on turnkey basis. SECI has announced this tender on behalf of THDC India Limited (formerly known as Tehri Hydro Development Corporation Ltd.).

The brief scope of work includes the design, engineering, procurement, supply, construction, erection, testing, and commissioning of the solar PV projects. The successful bidder will also be required to provide operation and maintenance services for 10 years.

The last date for the submission of bid is February 25, 2019.

To be eligible to bid, a bidder should have installed and commissioned grid-connected solar PV power projects of cumulative capacity not less than 25 MW in the last seven financial years.

It should also have an annual average turnover of at least ₹800 million (~$11.23 million) in any last three financial years.

Recently, SECI also issued a detailed Request for Selection for 3 GW of ISTS-connected solar capacity linked with 1.5 GW of manufacturing. The minimum capacity for bidding would be 1,000 MW of solar capacity linked with 500 MW of solar manufacturing. A single bidder can bid for the entire capacity.

Kerala has seen an increased tender activity in the recent months.

For instance, the Kerala State Electronics Development Corporation (KELTRON) recently issued tender to set up a 3 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) project at Naval Station Ezhimala, located in Kannur district.

Last month, Mercom reported that Kerala was planning to develop 1,000 MW of solar projects under the SOURA program. In the first phase, projects aggregating 200 MW, both rooftop and ground-mounted, would be issued.

In December 2018, the KSEB announced a tender for 200 MW of grid-connected solar projects to be developed in Kerala on Independent Power Producer mode.

 

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