SECI Issues Two Solar Tenders: 1.2 GW for Madhya Pradesh and 200 MW for Andhra Pradesh
In Andhra Pradesh, 200 MW grid-connected solar PV power projects come with 300 MWh battery energy storage systems
The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued two tenders for the development of solar PV power projects in Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh.
The first tender is for setting up of 1,200 MW ISTS-connected solar PV power projects (ISTS-VI) in Madhya Pradesh. The detailed Request for Selection (RfS) document will be available for download from April 30, 2019.
Recently, SECI also issued a tender for setting up 1,200 MW of ISTS-connected solar power projects (tranche-IV) on a pan India basis. The detailed RfS will be available for downloading by March 8, 2019.
The second tender is for setting up of 200 MW grid-connected solar PV power projects with 300 MWh battery energy storage systems (BESS) in Andhra Pradesh.
The total capacity is to be installed in two locations –
- 100 MW solar PV project with 150 MWh BESS at Galiveedu site of Ananthapuramu Ultra Mega Solar Park, Andhra Pradesh
- 100 MW Solar PV Project with 150 MWh BESS at Talaricheruvu Solar Park, Andhra Pradesh
The detailed RfS document will be available for download from April 30, 2019.
SECI has issued several tenders with BESS recently.
This month, it issued a tender for setting up 14 MW of solar power projects with 42 MWh battery energy storage system (7MW/21MWh each) in Leh and Kargil division. Both Leh and Kargil would have a 7 MW solar project with battery storage of 21 MWh each.
Last Month, SECI issued a tender for setting up of 1,200 MW ISTS-connected solar power projects with 3,600 MWh storage (ISTS-V) on a pan India basis. The detailed RfS will be available for download from March 8, 2019.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker, Andhra Pradesh has installed solar PV capacity of ~2.75 GW, and a project pipeline of 1.9 GW and Madhya Pradesh has installed 1.6 GW large scale solar projects and 690 MW is under development pipeline.
Nitin is a staff reporter at Mercomindia.com and writes on renewable energy and related sectors. Prior to Mercom, Nitin has worked for CNN IBN, India News, Agricultural Spectrum and Bureaucracy Today. He received his bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Communication from Manipal Institute of Communication at Manipal University and Master’s degree in International Relations from Jindal School of International Affairs. More articles from Nitin Kabeer