SECI invites bids for 100 MW solar plant in Chhattisgarh
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SECI invites bids for 100 MW solar plant in Chhattisgarh

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) released a tender for commissioning a 100 MW solar PV project in Chhattisgarh. SECI had issued a tender earlier for land packages in the state for 100 MW solar projects connected to another project.

With its many coal mines providing coal to thermal plants across the country, Chhattisgarh is called the coal powerhouse. The state also fell behind on renewable energy uptake thanks to its Naxal issue, resulting in some of the lowest solar capacities in the country when considered by area.

If successful, this 100 MW project will be one of the largest solar plants in the state, even as a 250 MW solar plant for captive power as a private enterprise announced earlier.

The project clarifies that it will not be considered a change in aw event and also refers to the BCD regime expected to kick in from April 2022. Apart from that, the provision for sourcing components from local suppliers listed within the MNRE’s ALMM order from March 10 is explicitly mentioned.

Examining all these factors and the presence of SECI itself as the buyer with back to back arrangements with the state discom, this one does look like an exciting tender, taking into consideration the recent MSEDCL tender that attracted bids at Rs 2.41 per unit without the presence of SECI.

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Also read: SECI’s 1785 MW solar bid gets a good response

Also read: Mahanadi Coalfields invites bids for O&M of 2 MW solar project

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) released a tender for commissioning a 100 MW solar PV project in Chhattisgarh. SECI had issued a tender earlier for land packages in the state for 100 MW solar projects connected to another project. With its many coal mines providing coal to thermal plants across the country, Chhattisgarh is called the coal powerhouse. The state also fell behind on renewable energy uptake thanks to its Naxal issue, resulting in some of the lowest solar capacities in the country when considered by area. If successful, this 100 MW project will be one of the largest solar plants in the state, even as a 250 MW solar plant for captive power as a private enterprise announced earlier. The project clarifies that it will not be considered a change in aw event and also refers to the BCD regime expected to kick in from April 2022. Apart from that, the provision for sourcing components from local suppliers listed within the MNRE’s ALMM order from March 10 is explicitly mentioned. Examining all these factors and the presence of SECI itself as the buyer with back to back arrangements with the state discom, this one does look like an exciting tender, taking into consideration the recent MSEDCL tender that attracted bids at Rs 2.41 per unit without the presence of SECI. Image Source Also read: SECI’s 1785 MW solar bid gets a good response Also read: Mahanadi Coalfields invites bids for O&M of 2 MW solar project

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