SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for Three Solar Tenders

Extensions were given to: 6 GW ISTS-connected solar projects linked with 2 GW manufacturing, a 1.5 GW solar tender under the CPSU program, and lastly, a tender for 15 kW of solar projects in Siachen


The Solar Energy Corporation of Indian Limited (SECI) has announced bid submission deadline extensions for three solar tenders.

The first tender that has been extended is for 6 GW of ISTS-connected solar projects linked with 2 GW of manufacturing facility. SECI has set the maximum tariff payable to the project developer at ₹2.75 (~$0.039)/ kWh for 25 years.

In June 2019, SECI had revamped and reissued the manufacturing linked solar tender which it had initially floated in January 2019. Now, it has extended the bid submission deadline to September 11, 2019.

The second tender that has been extended calls for the development of 1,500 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) power projects in the country. The project was tendered by SECI under the Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) phase-II program.

Recently, the President of India accorded his approval to implement phase-II of the CPSU program to set up 12,000 MW of grid-connected solar power projects for self-use or use by government entities. The program was proposed by the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE). Under this, the government producers will get four years: 2019-2020 to 2022-23, to set up 12,000 MW of solar power projects.

The bid submission deadline now is September 9, 2019. Earlier, Mercom had reported that the deadline for the submission of the bids was August 23, 2019.  The tender includes both mini and microgrid projects.

Moreover, SECI has also extended the bid submission deadline for its tender for 15 kW of solar PV power projects with 50 kWh of lithium titanium oxide Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) at Kumar Post, located in Siachen Glacier of Leh. The tender was initially floated in March 2019.

The new date for bid submission is August 28, 2019. The previous date was August 13, 2019.

The scope of work includes the design and engineering, procurement, supply of equipment and materials, installation, testing and commissioning of the project on a turnkey basis along with five years of a comprehensive annual maintenance contract.

Anjana is a news editor at Mercom India. Before joining Mercom, she held roles of senior editor, district correspondent, and sub-editor for The Times of India, Biospectrum and The Sunday Guardian. Before that, she worked at the Deccan Herald and the Asianlite as chief sub-editor and news editor. She has also contributed to The Quint, Hindustan Times, The New Indian Express, Reader’s Digest (UK edition), IndiaSe (Singapore-based magazine) and Asiaville. Anjana holds a Master’s degree in Geography from North Bengal University, and a diploma in mass communication and journalism from Guru Ghasidas University, Bhopal.