SECI to Conduct Virtual Pre-Bid Meeting for 15 MW Floating Solar Tender

Jul 15, 2020 02:29 PM ET
  • SECI has mentioned that the pre-bid conference for its tender for establishing of 15 MW floating solar PV power plant in Himachal Pradesh will be conducted online.
SECI to Conduct Virtual Pre-Bid Meeting for 15 MW Floating Solar Tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has actually provided in a notification that the pre-bid meeting for its tender for setting up of 15 MW grid-connected floating solar PV power plant at Nangal Pond, Himachal Pradesh will certainly be carried out online.

In its notice, the agency stated that "due to existing pandemic as well as lockdown therefore COVID-19, the pre-bid conference shall be conducted online."

The meeting is arranged for July 17, 2020, at 3 PM. Additional information can be checked out right here.

Earlier this month, SECI had actually issued the tender for establishing the 15 MW floating solar PV power plant at the Nangal Pond in Bilaspur district of the state.

As per the tender, the last date for bid submission is August 5, 2020, (August 3, 2020, for Online Submissions) and also the techno-commercial proposals will be opened on August 6, 2020. A pre-bid conference has been set up for July 17, 2020, to attend to the concerns elevated by the potential bidders. All bidders are required to send an Earnest Money Deposit of Rs 1.35 crore together with their proposals.

The project will certainly be created on a Build-Own-Operate (BOO) basis and also power generated by SPD from the above project has actually been provisioned to be offered to the Buying Entity, i.e. Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB). BBMB will certainly enter into a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the successful Bidder chosen by SECI based on this RfS for the purchase of floating solar energy for a duration of 25 years.

According to the Request for Selection (RfS), the optimum levelised toll payable to the Project Developer is taken care of at Rs 3.41/ kWh for 25 years. This shall be inclusive of all legal tax obligations, obligations, levies, cess suitable as on the last day of quote submission.

The range of benefit the selected developer will certainly include the establishing of the floating solar PV project consisting of the transmission network approximately the interconnection/ shipment factor, at its own price, as well as according to the arrangements of this RfS file. All approvals, permits, and clearances needed for setting up of the project including those needed from state federal government as well as neighborhood bodies upto the distribution factor will also be in the scope of the SPD.

SECI had actually likewise released a comparable notice for its tender for the development of a 5 MW solar energy plant at the V. O. Chidambaranar Port Trust in Tuticorin, Tamilnadu.

"In recommendation to the above subject, an on-line Pre-Bid/clarification Meeting shall be organized on July 20, 2020, at 1100 hours. Due to the existing pandemic as well as continuous lockdown situation on account of COVID19, the meeting shall be performed on the internet," SECI issued in a declaration.

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