Second Extension Given to SECI’s 160 MW Solar-Wind Hybrid Tender with Storage

In the recent past, SECI has issued numerous notifications extending various bid submission deadlines for its floated tenders


The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)  has extended the bid submission deadline yet again for 160 MW of solar-wind hybrid power project with battery energy storage system (BESS) at Ramagiri, located in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh.

The new bid submission deadline is November 2, 2018. The bid will open on the same date.

This is the second bid extension for this tender. Earlier, it was revised from October 1, 2018 to October 10, 2018.

Recently, SECI had amended the tender. According to the amendment, the percentage of mandatory spare modules supplied from within the country has been increased from 0.25 percent to 0.50 percent of the total supply of solar modules.

In the new guidelines, every solar management unit (SMU) input will be provided with fuses on both positive and negative sides. In case of negative grounded system, fuse at the positive side only is acceptable.

It had also clarified that the solar and DC cables must have IS 7098-1/IS 7098-2 certification.

Earlier, Mercom reported that the project is being developed under the ‘Innovation in Solar Power and Hybrid Technologies Project’ and SECI had applied for financing from the World Bank. A part of the grant will go towards the Ramagiri project.

SECI has issued numerous notifications recently, extending various bid submission deadlines for its floated tenders.

For instance, the bid submission deadline for setting up of 10 GW of ISTS connected solar PV power projects linked with 3 GW (per annum) solar manufacturing capacity has been extended for the third time November 12, 2018.

Similarly, it has extended the bid submission deadline for 129 MW (AC) of solar PV power projects which are to be developed at various locations of Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) located in the state of Telangana.

It has also extended the bid submission deadline for setting up 150 MW (50 MW x 3) of grid connected floating solar power projects at Rihand Dam (also known as Govind Ballabh Pant Sagar Reservoir), located in Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh to October 25, 2018.

Nitin is a staff reporter at 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