- SECI has issued a tender to seek suitable land for a 100 MW solar power project in Chhattisgarh
- It will have 400 acres of land wither as a contiguous stretch or divided as 200 acres each to be leased for 30 years, or to buy
- Project will be implemented for a CIL subsidiary South Eastern Coalfields Limited
The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has launched an expression of interest (EOI) to secure suitable land to implement a 100 MW solar power plant in Chhattisgarh state of India. The national agency is acting as the project owner.
Responses are sought from private land owners, farmers, cooperative societies, land aggregators, and the like for suitable land banks or parcels for the PV project. These will be shortlisted by SECI under the tender issued on behalf of one of the 8 subsidiaries of Coal India Limited (CIL), South Eastern Coalfields Limited (SECL).
SECI is specifically looking for 400 acres of land with a minimum of 200 acres at one location, to either acquire or take on long term lease of 30 years anywhere in the state. If it is a contiguous land parcel of 400 acres, it should preferably be located within 10 kms from any existing 220 kV or 132 kV STU substation. As for 200 acres of contiguous land parcel in 2 difference locations should preferably be within 5 kms from any existing STU substation of same capacity as above.
EOIs along with relevant land documents should be submitted with SECI latest by May 31, 2021, according to the tender announcement on SECI’s website.
In November 2019, CIL launched a 100 MW solar power tender seeking green energy for its subsidiary SECL to be set up in Chhattisgarh (see Indian Coal Giant Launches 100 MW Solar Tender).