India's SECI to hold tenders for 2.4 GW of wind, solar

Wind and solar together. Author: Gerry Machen.

December 6 (Renewables Now) - The Solar Electricity Corporation of India (SECI) on Thursday announced notice inviting tenders (NITs) for two solicitations seeking to award 1.2 GW of solar photovoltaic (PV) and 1.2 GW of wind-solar projects.

All projects will be developed on a build-own-operate (BOO) basis, with winners to be awarded 25-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) with SECI. The bidding schedule and respective deadlines will be announced on December 16 for the solar PV tender and on December 20 for the wind-solar tender.

The hybrid tender is for projects proposing power plants combining wind and solar technologies that will be connected to the interstate transmission system (ISTS). While those fall in the Tranche III category of the ISTS programme, proposals under the solar tender will be accepted under tranche VIII of the respective scheme for ISTS-connected plants.

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