SECI Extends Bidding Deadline For Chattisgarh’s 100 MW Solar Project

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The commissioning period for the 100 MW solar project with land handover is 18 months from the award of the contract

Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) has extended the bidding deadline for a 100 MW (AC) solar project to be set up in Chhattisgarh.

The bidding deadline, originally set for September 9, is now revised to September 24. The tender document was published in July this year.

The work scope includes design, engineering, supply, construction, erection, testing, commissioning, and comprehensive operation and maintenance of the solar plants for 15 years.

The installer shall set up the proposed project at a land identified, acquired, and purchased by it on SECI’s behalf and shall transfer the same in favor of SECI.

The cells and modules used in the project shall be sourced only from the models and manufacturers included in the first list (solar modules) under the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM) order issued by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy on March 10, 2021.

The minimum quantum of land required for the project is 400 acres and bidders are required to consider this minimum land requirement while bidding.

The commissioning period for the 100 MW solar project with land handover is 18 months from the award of the contract.

Recently, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu urged Indian companies to reduce the dependence and become self-reliant in the sector adding that the shortage of domestically manufactured solar cells and modules was the biggest hindrance that hampers the nation’s growth in the solar sector.

Naidu suggested ramping up production by easing the setting up of manufacturing plants and publicizing the government’s subsidy programmes to encourage small players.

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