Solar energy corporation of India (SECI) extended the bid submission for its 15MW floating solar power plant in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh. It was published on July 2, 2020, but not able to find a suitable developer till now.

In March, SECI had last extended the deadline for submissions to April 30, 2021, for online bid submission, and May 4, 2021, for offline bid submission. Now the deadline has been extended to June 15, 2021, for online bid submissions. And June 17, 2021, for offline bid submissions. The techno-commercial bids will now be opened on June 18, 2021.

As per the Request for Selection (RfS), the maximum Levelized tariff payable to the Project Developer is fixed at Rs 3.41/ kWh for 25 years. This shall be inclusive of all statutory taxes, duties, levies, cess applicable as of the last date of bid submission. However, the increasing prices of solar modules will play a severe role in the additional extension of the selection.

The scope of work for the selected developer will include the setting up of the floating solar PV project including the transmission network up to the interconnection/ delivery point, at its own cost, and in accordance with the provisions of this RfS document. All approvals, permits, and clearances required for setting up of the project including those required from state government and local bodies up to the delivery point shall also be in the scope of the SPD.

Source:- SECI

Click to view the RfS document.