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SECI reschedules bid submission deadline for 4-MW floating solar plant

SECI has rescheduled the bid submission deadline for its 4-megawatt (MW) floating solar power plant with battery storage system in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The new date for the bid submission is 18 May, 2020.

SECI in a notification issued on Monday said “The techno-commercial bid opening shall be carried out on 21 May, 2020.”. The earlier deadline was 4 May 2020.

The deadline was extended from February 13, 2020 to February 28, 2020 for the first time. Later it was extended by another extension from February 28, 2020, to March 13, 2020, and then it extended the deadline till 20 March, 2020. Followed by an extension till 13 April, 2020 and another after it till 4 May, 2020.

In January, SECI had invited bids for setting up the 4 MW grid-connected floating solar PV power project with a 2 MW/1 MW battery energy storage system located at Kalpong Dam in Diglipur, North Andaman.

The successful bidder will sign PPA with the Andaman and Nicobar’s electricity department for a period of 25 years under the terms of the tender for the projects to be developed on a build-own-operate basis.. The tariff ceiling is fixed at Rs 8 per kilowatt hour for the entire term.

The projects should be designed for interconnection with the nearest electricity department at the voltage level of 33 kV.