SECI Postpones 2 GW PV Tender

As SECI Delays 2 GW Solar Tender Until Further Notice, It Extends EOI Deadline for 20 GW Of PV Manufacturing Capacity
05:03 AM (Beijing Time) - 16. January 2018
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Key Takeaways

  • The Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI) has postponed the 2 GW solar PV project tender to develop PV capacity anywhere in India
  • Uploading the tender document, which was scheduled to happen on Jan. 8, 2018, has now been postponed until further notice
  • The deadline to submit expressions of interest (EOIs) to set up 20 GW of manufacturing capacity in India has been extended until Jan. 29, 2018
  • Meanwhile, National Thermal Power Corp. confirmed the annulment of a 250 MW domestic content requirement tender owing to the World Trade Organization’s regulations

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd.(SECI) has postponed the 2 GW solar PV project tender it had launched on Dec. 29, 2017 (see SECI Issues RfS For 2 GW PV In India). The announcement was made in local newspapers and was to be followed by a notice inviting tender (NIT) to be uploaded on its website on Jan. 8, 2018.

Now, however, it has been postponed until further notice. Giving no reason for this delay, the agency stated that “revised dates for the document uploading will be intimated shortly.” The 2 GW capacity to be tendered can be deployed anywhere in the country in eight shares of 250 MW.

Another expression of interest (EOI) issued in December 2017 to set up 20 GW of local integrated PV manufacturing capacity in the country has also been delayed. Originally, the last date of submission for this EOI was Jan. 11, 2018, but that has now been extended until Jan. 29, 2018.

Meanwhile, National Thermal Power Corp.(NTPC) confirmed the annulment of a 250 MW domestic content requirement (DCR) tender owing to the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) regulations, according to Mercom India. Azure Power had won this capacity for a winning tariff of 3.14 INR ($0.0484) per kWh (see Azure Wins 250 MW NTPC Auction).

 

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