SECI Launches 100 MW AC PV+150 MWh Storage Tender

India’s SECI Launches 100 MW AC Solar PV Tender With 150 MWh Battery Energy Storage For Chhattisgarh; INR 9 Billion Expected Project Cost
06:49 PM (Beijing Time) - 12. September 2020
SECI Launches 100 MW AC PV+150 MWh Storage Tender

Pictured is lake view of Maa Bamleshwari Temple in Dongargarh in Rajnandgaon where SECI wants to set up a solar and storage project. It has sought bids for the same from interested EPC bidders. (Photo Credit: Rajnandgaon District Administration)

Key Takeaways

  • SECI has launched a 100 MW AC solar PV tender to be installed in Rajnandgaon in Chhattisgarh
  • It needs to be accompanied by a 50 MW/150 MWh battery energy storage; total project cost is estimated by SECI to be INR 9 billion
  • Bifacial, monocrystalline and PERC solar PV technologies are welcome as per tender documents
  • GSECL has also sought bids for 210 MW grid connected solar power plant in Babarzar in Jamnagar district of Gujarat

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has solicited bids for a 200 MW DC/100 MW AC solar power project to be accompanied by 50 MW/150 MWh battery energy storage capacity. The central solar power procurement agency plans to make payments for the contract under this tender from part of proceeds approved by the World Bank for the Project of Innovation in Solar Power and Hybrid Technologies.

The solar and storage project is planned to come up in Rajnandgaon district in the state of Chhattisgarh. Broad scope of work also comprises 10-year operation and maintenance of the project by the winner.

As per tender documents, the desired module technology preferred for the project is bifacial, monocrystalline and PERC with minimum cumulative inverter capacity of 175 MW. SECI pins approximate project cost at INR 9 billion ($122 million).

The proposed project falls under the villages of Rangakathera, Dundera, Dhaba, Kokha, Amlidih, Girgaon, Margaon, Ghugkhwa, Odarbandh and Tolagaon. While SECI will be the project owner, land will be owned by Chhattisgarh State Revenue Department.

Last date to submit bids is October 27, 2020, according to tender announcement by SECI on its website

210 MW solar project tender in Gujarat 

Recently, the Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSECL) invited bids for a 210 MW grid connected solar power project to be located at Babarzar in Jamnagar district of Gujarat. Interested companies can respond to the call latest by October 10, 2020.


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