2020-05-20
SECI extends deadline for bid submission for 14 MW solar with 42 MWh storage project in Leh and Kargil

SECI extends deadline for bid submission for 14 MW solar with 42 MWh storage project in Leh and Kargil

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) on Monday extended the bid submission deadline for the 14 MW solar power plant with 42 MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) at Leh and Kargil to June 30, 2020.

The CPSU under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) responsible for implementing renewable energy sector schemes in the country had floated the tender for setting up of 14 MW Solar Power Plants with 42 MWh BESS (7 MW at Leh and 21 MWh in Kargil) under Prime Minister Development Package (PMDP) in February this year. The bid submission deadline prior to the extension was June 1, 2020.

In April, SECI extended the bid submission deadline for the project to June 01, 2020, from previously announced April 16, 2020. This is the second extension of the deadline announced by SECI. 

In a parliamentary reply in March, R K Singh, the Minister for Power and Renewable Energy had stated the total peak power demand of the union territory of Ladakh is 50 MW.  He added that the solar and wind energy potential of the union territory has been estimated to be about 60 GW and 100 GW, respectively.
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