The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has extended the bid submission deadline for three of its recent solar tenders that have already seen several extensions.
The deadlines have been extended for the 32 MW (AC) overburden dump-based solar power projects and 15 MW (AC) floating solar power projects to be developed at the Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL), located in Telangana. SCCL is jointly owned by the Telangana government and the central government.
According to the latest announcement, the bid submission deadline for the 32 MW projects has been extended to July 09, 2020, and the new deadline for the 15 MW (AC) floating solar projects has been set as July 10, 2020. The existing deadline for bid submission 32 MW projects was June 29, 2020. Similarly, the existing deadline for the 15 MW floating solar projects was July 01, 2020. SECI had already extended the deadlines to these two projects twice.
In March 2020, SECI had invited bids for these 32 MW solar projects at SCCL. The projects are to be developed at two different sites, with 22 MW to be set at SCCL’s Ramagundam site and 10 MW at the Dorli site.
Then in April this year, another tender was floated for the development of 15 MW floating solar projects in Telangana. The projects are to be developed at two different sites- a 10 MW project at the Singareni thermal plant’s storage reservoir, and a 5 MW project at the Dorli siteon the SCCL premises.
Also, SECI has once again extended the bid submission deadline for a tender that includes 14 MW of solar power projects with 42 MWh battery storage system (7MW/21 MWh each) at Leh and Kargil.
As per the latest announcement, the bid submission deadline has been extended to July 30, 2020. The existing deadline for the submission of bids was June 30, 2020. Earlier, SECI had extended the deadline to June 30, 2020, from June 01, 2020. Before that as well, it had extended the bid submission deadline to June 01, 2020, from April 16, 2020.
In February, SECI had floated a tender for the setting up of 14 MW of solar power projects with 42 MWh battery storage system at Leh and Kargil divisions under the Prime Minister Development Package 2015.
According to the tender document, the land for the setting up the solar projects with battery storage will be facilitated and made available to the developer by the Ladakh Renewable Energy Development Agency (LREDA) and Kargil Renewable Energy Development Agency (KREDA) separately. The LREDA and KREDA will also provide the required land for the establishment of a substation.
Rakesh is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Prior to joining Mercom, he worked in many roles as a business correspondent, assistant editor, senior content writer, and sub-editor with bcfocus.com, CIOReview/Silicon India, Verbinden Communication, and Bangalore Bias. Rakesh holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). More articles from Rakesh Ranjan.