The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has announced that it has issued a tender for setting up 1,070 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) power projects in Rajasthan. It further states that developers will have to submit a single bid for any quantity beginning from a minimum size of 10 MW going up to 1,070 MW. The projects would be set up on a B-O-O basis and can be positioned anywhere in the state. SECI would arrive into a 25-year power purchase agreement with the nominated bidder and retail the power obtained to Rajasthan Urja Vikas Nigam Limited.
The projects have a commissioning period of 18 months from the actual date of the PPA.
“Projects should be designed for interconnection with the nearest substation of the state transmission utility at a voltage level of 33 kV or above. The developer shall set up the solar project, including a dedicated transmission network to the interconnection/delivery point, at its own cost,” SECI believed.
Nonetheless, bidders would be free to select the transmission utility substations for the interconnection of the project to the grid.