The Amguri Solar Park is being implemented by a joint venture between Assam Power Distribution Co. Ltd. (APDCL) and Assam Power Generation Corp. Ltd. (APGCL), which is responsible for ensuring energy generation to meet the power requirement of the state - and also operates hydro power plants. (Photo Credit: APGCL)
- The Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI) has issued a tender for the 70 MW Amguri Solar Park in Assam’s Sivanagar district
- It has rolled out the tender on behalf of Assam Power Generation Corp. Ltd. (APGCL)
- An upper tariff limit for the tender has been fixed at 3.43 INR ($0.053) per kWh
- SECI will purchase all of the clean energy generated from the plant for a period of 25 years and will sell it to Assam Power Distribution Co. Ltd. (APDCL)
- The last date to submit request for selection (RFS) documents is March 14, 2018
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The Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI) is looking for solar power project developers to set up a 70 MW grid-connected PV project at Amguri Solar Park in Assam’s Sivasagar district, in India. It has now issued request for selection (RFS) documents for the project.
SECI is floating the tender on behalf of Assam Power Generation Corp. Ltd. (APGCL). According to information available on SECI’s website, the Amguri Solar Park will have a total capacity of 69 MW and is being implemented by a joint venture between Assam Power Distribution Co. Ltd. (APDCL) and APGCL.
The capacity will be developed on a build-own-operate (BOO) basis, and SECI will sign a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the successful bidder for a period of 25 years. It will then sell this clean energy to local state distribution company APDCL.
Earlier this year, APDCL launched 4 separate tenders, each for 25 MW of grid-connected PV capacity (see Assam Launches 100 MW Solar Tender).
SECI has set the maximum tariff limit for this tender at 3.43 INR ($0.053) per kWh. It is higher than the 2.93 INR ($0.046) per kWh it set for the tenders issued recently for 2.95 GW of capacity (see SECI Launches 2 GW PV Tender).
The last date to submit RFS documents is March 14, 2018, and details about the tender are available on SECI’s website.
In January 2018, SECI issued tenders for 3,225 MW, exceeding its target of 3 GW for the month. In February 2018, it is expected to roll out tenders for 5 GW (see India 20 GW Tender Roll Out Start In December). The 70 MW Assam tender is the first one for the month.