The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a notice inviting proposals for the development of renewable projects that would be connected with the inter-state transmission system (ISTS).
According to SECI, 200 MW of renewable energy projects will be developed which would supply power to New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
The projects can be developed anywhere in India, and SECI is expected to procure power on a ‘round-the-clock’ basis. The projects will be developed on Build-Own-Operate (BOO) model. SECI will enter into power purchase agreements with developers for 25 years.
The details for this tender have not been released yet, and documents are expected to be made available on October 15, 2019.
Last week, SECI conducted the auction for its tender for setting up 2,000 MW of grid-connected solar projects (Tranche-I) under the second phase of the Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU). The projects have been allocated through the viability gap funding (VGF) route. These projects will also be developed on a Build-Own-Operate basis. Under the program, the usage charges cannot exceed ₹3.50 (~$0.050)/kWh and will be exclusive of any other third-party charge such as wheeling, transmission charges and losses, and the likes.
In August 2019, Softbank Energy (SB Energy) and GRT Jewellers India (GRT) were allocated capacities totaling 480 MW in the auction held by SECI against its tender for the development of 1,200 MW of solar projects.
Recently, the Delhi Police has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to install rooftop solar energy systems on its establishments. Through this MoU, it is estimated that rooftop solar systems of 3-4 MW capacity will be installed across various Delhi Police buildings in the national capital. The MoU states that SECI has agreed to implement grid-connected rooftop solar PV systems on the buildings of Delhi Police. There are over 200 establishments owned by Delhi Police across the capital.
Shaurya is a staff reporter at MercomIndia.com with experience working in the Indian solar energy industry for the past four years in various roles. Prior to joining Mercom, Shaurya worked with a renewable energy developer and a consulting company. Shaurya holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Management from Lancaster University in the United Kingdom.