Solar Tender Announcements dropped in September while Auction Activity Increased

Solar Tender Announcements Dropped in September While Auction Activity Increased

After a surge in the solar tender announcements in August, the tender activity dropped by almost half while auctions increased in September 2019. Nearly 3 GW of solar tenders were ...
SECI Seeks Developers for 200 MW of ISTS-Connected Renewable Projects

SECI Seeks Developers for 200 MW of ISTS-Connected Renewable Projects

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a notice inviting proposals for the development of renewable projects that would be connected with the inter-state transmission system (ISTS). According ...
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SECI’s Auction for 922.4 MW Out of its 2 GW CPSU Solar Tender Sees NTPC as the Largest Winner

SECI’s Auction for 922.4 MW Out of its 2 GW CPSU Solar Tender Sees NTPC as the Biggest Winner

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has conducted the auction for its tender for setting up 2,000 MW of grid-connected solar projects (Tranche-I) under the second phase of the Central ...
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SECI Issues Tender for 1,200 MW of ISTS Connected Wind Projects

SECI Issues Tender for 1,200 MW of ISTS Connected Wind Projects

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited bids from wind power generators to develop 1,200 MW of interstate transmission system connected wind power projects under Tranche-IX of the ...
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SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for 275 MW of Projects in Uttar Pradesh’s Solar Park

SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for 275 MW of Projects in Uttar Pradesh’s Solar Park

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has extended the bid submission deadlines of numerous tenders in the past months. The latest deadline extension has been announced for its 275 ...
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At 6.5 GW, Solar Tenders Surge While Auctions Plummet in August 2019

At 6.5 GW, Solar Tenders Surge While Auctions Plummet in August 2019

After witnessing a considerable dip in July, the month of August saw a surge in solar tender announcements. Nearly, 6.5 GW of solar tenders were floated, and 695 MW of ...
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Another Extension to Submit Bids for SECI’s 6 GW Solar Tender with 2 GW Manufacturing

Another Extension to Submit Bids for SECI’s 6 GW Solar Tender with 2 GW Manufacturing

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has extended the bid submission date for its tender for 6 GW of the interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected solar projects linked with setting ...
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SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for Two Solar Tenders Totaling 2.7 GW

SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for Two Solar Tenders Totaling 2.7 GW

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has extended the bid submission dates for two tenders. The first extension is for the 1,500 MW of solar projects under the second ...
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Release Bank Guarantees within 45 Days of Solar and Wind Project Completion: MNRE

Release Bank Guarantees within 45 Days of Solar and Wind Project Completion: MNRE

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), through a letter, has directed NTPC and Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to release performance bank guarantee (PBGs) for the solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
BIS Certification for Solar Modules: Increasing Cost and Restricting New Technologies

BIS Certification for Solar Modules: Increasing Cost and Restricting New Technologies

Over the past five years, India has become a thriving market for solar component suppliers. Between 2014 and 2019, the installed capacity of solar energy projects has grown at a ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Lowest Tariff of ₹2.83/kWh Emerges in SECI’s Wind Auction for 440 MW

Lowest Tariff of ₹2.83/kWh Emerges in SECI’s Wind Auction for 440 MW

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has awarded 439.8 MW of wind projects in its latest auction. This capacity is part of the tender floated by the agency for ...
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After Multiple Extensions, SECI Reissues its Tender for 97.5 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

After Multiple Extensions, SECI Reissues its Tender for 97.5 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) has reissued its tender for 97.5 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems for government buildings in various states and union territories. The ...
SECI Auctions 480 MW Out of its 1.2 GW Solar Tender, Sees Lowest Tariff of ₹2.53_kWh

SECI Auctions 480 MW Out of its 1.2 GW Solar Tender, Sees Lowest Tariff of ₹2.53/kWh

Softbank Energy (SB Energy) and GRT Jewellers India (GRT) have been allocated capacities totaling 480 MW in the auction held by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) against its ...
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SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for Three Solar Tenders

SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for Three Solar Tenders

The Solar Energy Corporation of Indian Limited (SECI) has announced bid submission deadline extensions for three solar tenders. The first tender that has been extended is for 6 GW of ...
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SECI’s 1.8 GW Wind Tender Left Undersubscribed with Bids for Only 551 MW

SECI’s 1.8 GW Wind Tender Left Undersubscribed with Bids for Only 551 MW

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)’s tender to set up 1,800 MW of inter-state transmission system (ISTS)-connected wind power projects under tranche VIII has been undersubscribed by 1,249 MW ...
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Over 1 GW of Solar Tenders Floated But No Auctions in July 2019

Over 1 GW of Solar Tenders Floated But No Auctions in July 2019

After witnessing a huge surge in tender announcements in June 2019, the tender and auction activity slowed down in July. Nearly 800 MW of solar projects were tendered, 300 MW ...
Another SECI Tender Left Undersubscribed: 1.2 GW Capacity Receives Bids for Only 600 MW

Another SECI Solar Tender Left Undersubscribed: 1.2 GW Capacity Receives Bids for Only 600 MW

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)’s tender for setting up 1.2 GW of solar photovoltaic (SPV) projects under interstate transmission system V (ISTS-V) has been undersubscribed by 50%, receiving ...
SECI Tenders 1.2 GW of Solar-Wind Storage Projects with Assured Peak Power Supply

SECI Tenders 1.2 GW of Solar-Wind Storage Projects with Assured Peak Power Supply

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) has issued a Request for Selection (RfS) for setting up 1.2 GW of renewable projects connected with the interstate transmission system (ISTS) ...
Central Grants to be Repaid with Interest If Solar Parks Are Not Developed on Time

Central Grants to be Repaid with Interest If Solar Parks Are Not Developed on Time

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued new guidelines incorporating changes in the project timelines for the development of solar parks in the country. These guidelines are ...
Andhra High Court Imposes Stay Order on State’s Move to Reduce Solar & Wind Tariffs

Andhra High Court Imposes Stay Order on State’s Move to Reduce Solar & Wind Tariffs

Andhra Pradesh Southern Power Distribution Company’s (APSPDCL) decision to revise solar and wind tariffs have been dealt another blow. In a significant order that reviewed writ petitions by nine developers, ...
CEL to Empanel EPC Contractors for Installing Battery Energy Storage Systems

CEL to Empanel EPC Contractors for Installing Battery Energy Storage Systems

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL), a public-sector enterprise of the government of India (GoI), has floated an expression of interest (EoI) inviting engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) contractors to empanel for ...
SECI’s CPSU Tender for 2 GW of Solar Projects Left Undersubscribed by 932 MW

SECI’s CPSU Tender for 2 GW of Solar Projects Left Undersubscribed by 847 MW

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)’s tender for setting up 2,000 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) power projects (Tranche-I) under the second phase of the Central Public Sector ...
SECI’s 1,200 MW Wind Tender Receives Bids Totaling 2,190 MW

Opposing PPA Reviews, Renewable Developers Move High Court Against Andhra DISCOM

After the state distribution company (DISCOM) issued letters to entities and developers to revise tariffs for solar and wind projects which already have power purchase and sale agreements (PPAs and ...
SECI & NTPC Say No to Andhra DISCOM’s Request to Renegotiate Solar Tariff

SECI & NTPC Say No to Andhra DISCOM’s Request to Renegotiate Solar Tariff

The future of solar photovoltaic (PV) project development in Andhra Pradesh appears gloomy amid an apparent disconnect between the developers and the state. After the state distribution company (DISCOM) issued ...
Andhra Pradesh’s Decision to Renegotiate Solar and Wind PPAs Sets Bad Precedent

Andhra Pradesh’s Decision to Renegotiate Solar and Wind PPAs Sets Bad Precedent

In a surprise announcement on July 1, 2019, the Andhra Pradesh government said it was going to review the power purchase agreements (PPAs) signed between the state’s electricity distribution companies ...