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Tender & Policy Buzz India: SECI Floats Tender For O&M Of 10 MW Solar Project In Jodhpur; SECI Tenders 1200 MW Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects Installation With Energy Storage and More

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SECI Floats Tender For O&M Of 10 MW Solar Power Project In Jodhpur

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The operation and maintenance (O&M) contract, which includes insurance for five years, for a 10 MW ground-mounted solar power facility at Badi Sid in the Jodhpur district of Rajasthan, has been put out to bid by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). The deadline for proposal submissions is December 5, 2022, which is also the bid opening date. An earnest money deposit of Rs. 1.21 million is required from bidders. The winning bidder will be required to provide a performance bank guarantee in an amount equal to 3% of the total contract value. Bidders need to have worked as O&M contractors or subcontractors on grid-connected ground-mounted solar power installations, including services and spares, for a minimum total capacity of 5 MW during the last 7 years in order to be considered for the bidding process.

SECI Tenders 1200 MW Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects Installation With Energy Storage

For the establishment of 1,200 MW (1.2 GW) of wind-solar hybrid power projects (Tranche-VI) across the country, with energy storage, connected to the interstate transmission system (ISTS), the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) issued an invitation for bids. The project must be completed within 24 months after the power purchase agreement’s (PPA) start date. The last date for proposal submissions is December 12, 2022. The day of the bid opening is December 15. Each project should have a 50 MW minimum capacity and the maximum capacity that can be allotted to a bidder is 1,200 MW. For every 100 MW of project capacity, a required energy storage system with a minimum capacity of 100 MWh must be installed.

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Centre Allows 26,000 MW Solar Capacity Bidded Before March 2021, Under Concessional Import Duty Scheme

Investments of Rs 1.3 lakh crore in solar projects which were bid out before March 2021 are now exempted from the revenue department’s order scrapping lower customs duty under the concessional project import scheme for solar sector, Power and Renewable Energy Minister Raj Kumar Singh told TOI. This will allow for 26,000 MW of capacity to be restored at various stages of implementation. It also allows for equipment imports of Rs 60,000 crore at 5% duty instead of the 40 % basic customs duty (BCD), which took effect on April 1, 2022. Singh stated that the ministry has granted a 12-month extension of concessional custom duty, for pre-March 2021 projects in order to ensure capacity increase do not suffer, reports TOI.

BPCL Floats Tender For 9.6 MW Floating Solar Projects’ Consultancy In Kerala

In order to hire consulting services for the installation of 6.9 MW of floating solar power projects in Kochi’s rainwater collecting pond and shore tank farm, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has put out a tender. The last day for bid submission is November 22, 2022, which will be opened on the same day. Bidders are required to provide a deposit of Rs 100,000 as an earnest money deposit. The consultant will be in charge of assessing two floating solar power projects in accordance with the tender’s specifications. The practicality of putting floating solar installations in these water bodies has already been investigated by BPCL at these sites. The chosen consultant must visit the site and provide a preliminary evaluation to ascertain the parameters and capacity of the floating solar projects before creating estimates, design specifications, and bidding papers.

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RRECL Floats Tender To Install 50 MW Rooftop Solar Plants Across State

For the purpose of selecting a 50 MW grid-connected rooftop solar power plant project at various sites across the state, Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Limited (RRECL) has issued an invitation to bids. Bids for this solar power project must be submitted by November 28, 2022, which will be opened on November 29, 2022. These solar power plants will be erected on the roofs of state government buildings and state government undertakings. The minimum quoted capacity for all interested bidders is 3 MW, and the highest quoted capacity is 10 MW. Each bidder would be required to pay e-processing fees of Rs. 1,000 and tender document costs of Rs. 5,000, both of which are non-refundable. Bidders also have to pay Rs. 870,260/MW of quoted capacity as bid security, which is Rs. 217,565/MW of quoted capacity for Small Scale Industries of Rajasthan.

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MNRE Appoints REC GM to The Position of Director (Finance) at IREDA

According to an official notification, A Search-cum-Selection Committee constituted by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Bijay Kr Mohanty was selected for the post of Director (Finance) of IREDA. The notification stated that the ScSC had recommended Sh Bijay Kr Mohanty, Sr GM(F&A), REC Ltd. Gurugram, for the post of Director (Finance), Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA). After an interview, Mohanty was selected by the committee from a shortlist of four candidates. The selection committee interviewed Ajay Mathur, Chief GM, REC Ltd, Gurugram, Dr Ramesh Chandra Sharma, GM (F&A) & CFO, IREDA Ltd, New Delhi, Bijay Kr Mohanty, Sr GM (F&A), REC Ltd, Gurugram, Surendra Kr Sharma, AGM & Head (F), BHEL, Haridwar. Since Dr Ramesh Chandra Sharma’s superannuation, the post of Director (Finance), IREDA, has been vacant.

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