Another bidding extension for 20 MW solar-plus-storage in Ladakh
The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued another two-week bidding extension for the installation and commissioning of a 20 MW (AC) solar plant (50 MWp DC) with 20 MW/50 MWh battery energy storage in the union territory of Ladakh.
The bidding deadline, earlier set for February 24, has now been revised to March 10.
In a previous list of tender amendments, SECI had clarified the modules for the project must be domestically manufactured in India. This compliance, however, doesn’t apply to cells.
The tender inviting global bids was floated by SECI in December last year.
As per the tender document, the plant—to be set up in turnkey mode—shall come up at Phyang village in Leh district.
The work scope includes design, engineering, supply, construction, erection, testing, commissioning of the plant, and comprehensive operation and maintenance for ten years.
Only domestically manufactured bifacial mono-crystalline modules (with front-side efficiency ≥ 19.5%) are allowed for the project. The PV modules manufacturer should have supplied a minimum of 5 GW capacity globally or 500 MW in India in the last five years (as on the last date of bid submission).