SECI Extends Deadline To Bid For 6 GW Solar Projects Till September 11

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  • The auction was dragged further as no bidders submitted a bid
  • SECI had capped the tariff at Rs 2.75 per unit in the auction

State-owned Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) on Monday said it has extended the deadline to submit bids for 6GW solar projects till September 11.

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The techno-commercial bids for the 6GW solar energy were scheduled to be opened on Monday. The auction was dragged further as no bidders submitted a bid.

“The last date of bid submission is hereby extended till September 11, 2019 (11:00 HRS). The techno-commercial bid opening shall be carried out from 12:00 Noon on September 11, 2019,” a SECI notice on its web portal said.

Overall a sluggish response
According to the tender document, SECI had capped the tariff at Rs 2.75 per unit in the auction.

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SECI had received a similar response to its tenders for solar energy projects linked with manufacturing in the last fiscal as well.

Under, this tender the developers would have to develop four projects of 1.5 GW each along with 0.5 GW solar equipment manufacturing capacities.

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