Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a tender for selection of RE power developers for the supply of 5000 MW of round-the-clock (RTC) power from grid-connected renewable Energy (RE) power projects.
The project will be bundled with power from coal-based thermal power projects in the country under tariff-based competitive bidding (RTC-II). The last date for the submission is May 4, 2020.
As per the bid, RE power could mean any project generating electric energy from solar, wind, small hydropower projects or a combination of thereof with or without energy storage system (ESS). The option of selecting the type and mix of RE and the usage of ESS will remain with the generator.
The RE project will have to be designed for interconnection with the ISTS substation at a voltage level of 220kV or above and for each project, the minimum project capacity shall be 500MW and maximum capacity shall be 5000MW. SECI will enter a PPA with successful renewable power developers for a period of 25 years from the date of provision of PPA.
The bid further states that the land, connectivity and long-term open access of the project will also be in the scope of the solar power developer.
SECI is a PSU, under the administrative control of the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy. It was established to facilitate the implementation of the National Solar Mission for the development, promotion, and commercialization of solar energy technologies in India.