• SECI is the implementing agency for setting up of the 200 MW capacity Kasaragod Solar Park in Kerala for IREDA and THDCIL
  • It has issued an EPC tender for 50 MW solar capacity for THDCIL, a joint venture between the Indian government and the state of Uttar Pradesh
  • Developers are expected to use only domestically manufactured PV modules for this project

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited bids to select an EPC contractor for a 50 MW (AC) solar PV project for THDC India Limited (THDCIL). The project requires sourcing of locally manufactured modules under the domestic content requirement (DCR) category.

THDCIL is a joint venture between the Government of India and the State Government of Uttar Pradesh to develop, operate and maintain the 2,400 MW capacity Tehri Hydro Power Complex and other hydro projects. The solar system will be built in the Kasaragod Solar Park at Manjeswar in the state of Kerala. The domestic content requirement (DCR) category applies for the project, which makes it mandatory for developers to use locally manufactured PV modules.

SECI is the implementing agency for setting up the 200 MW solar park in the Kasaragod Solar Park, under MNRE’s Solar Park Scheme. In April 2015, Kerala State Electricity Board Limited (KSEB), SECI and Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd (IREDA) signed an agreement wherein SECI will establish 100 MW of solar PV projects in the state of Kerala on behalf of THDCIL and IREDA.

The Kasaragod Solar Park is planned to be the first mega solar park of Kerala with a cumulative capacity of 200 MW capacity.

The winning bidder will be required to provide design, engineering, supply, installation, testing, commissioning and operation and maintenance (O&M) services for the grid connected 50 MW project for a period of 10 years.

Last date for receiving the bid is August 12, 2016. More about the tender can be found here.