SECI Tenders 70MW of Grid-Connected Solar PV in Assam

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has tendered 70 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects that are set to be developed in the Amguri Solar Park in Assam’s Sivasagar district. The bid-submission deadline is March 14, 2018.

The upper tariff ceiling for the tender has been set at ₹3.43 (~$0.053)/kWh and the project will be developed on a build, own, operate (BOO) basis.

SECI tendered the capacity on behalf of Assam Power Generation Corporation Limited (APCGL) and plans to enter into a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the successful bidder.

Under the tender rules, each bidder must bid for the entire capacity tendered. The scope of work includes the design, supply, construction, procurement, installation, testing, and commissioning of the project.

The new tender comes just two weeks after the Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL) issued a tender for the development of 100 MW of grid-connected solar PV projects in the state, according to a Mercom report.

It is also the latest in a series of tenders issued by SECI in the first few weeks of the year as the agency aggressively works to meet renewable energy targets set by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).

SECI has already tendered 3,295 MW of grid-connected solar PV so far in 2018. The capacity tendered includes 2,000 MW of Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS)-connected grid-connected solar PV projects that are set to be developed across the country, as well as two, separate tenders for a total of 950 MW of grid-connected solar PV projects to be installed across the states of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

The agency also tendered 275 MW of grid-connected solar PV projects to be developed in the Uttar Pradesh Solar Park.

Saumy Prateek Saumy has been with MercomIndia.com as a staff reporter covering business and energy news since 2016. Prior to Mercom, Saumy was a copy editor at Thomson Reuters. Saumy earned his Bachelors Degree in Journalism & Mass Communication from the Manipal Institute of Communication at Manipal University. More articles from Saumy Prateek.