SECI issues RfS for 1.2-GW hybrid wind-solar tender

Kamareddy solar park Telangana. Photo by: SkyPower Group (www.skypower.com).

January 17 (Renewables Now) - The Solar Electricity Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a request for selection (RfS) for the installation of up to 1.2 GW of wind-solar capacity across India.

The hybrid tender is for projects proposing power plants combining wind and solar technologies that will be connected to the interstate transmission system (ISTS). These fall in the Tranche III category of the ISTS programme, SECI said in the RfS documents. The deadline for submitting proposals is February 25, 2020.

SECI has set INR 2.88 (USD 0.041/EUR 0.036) per kWh as the ceiling tariff in the tender. Selected projects will be installed on a build-own-operate basis, operating under power purchase agreements (PPAs) with SECI. Each project taking part in the competition must be of at least 50 MW, while the maximum capacity is 300 MW. Installation at multiple locations, in blocks, is allowed for the solar part of the proposals.

According to the tender requirements, the rated power capacity of the solar component has to be at least 25% of the wind component and vice versa.

(INR 10 = USD 0.141/EUR 0.126)

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