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India opens tender for 1.26 GW of dispatchable renewables

India opens tender for 1.26 GW of dispatchable renewables Solar plant in Tamil Nadu.

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has launched a tender for the construction of 1.26 GW of renewable energy projects with energy storage components that will provide the country with firm and dispatchable power.

The Request for Selection (RfS) was issued on Friday with the aim of selecting developers to install the capacity. The competitive round will select proposals based on the lowest tariff and award 25-year power purchase agreements (PPA) to the successful candidates.

The projects will be executed on a build-own-operate (BOO) basis, with developers allowed to bid for between 50 MW and 630 MW of cumulative capacity quoted in multiples of 10 MW. Plans for battery energy storage systems (BESS) are an obligatory component for each project.

The capacity can be located anywhere in India and should be connected to the interstate transmission system (ISTS). The output of 1,250 MW of the future plants will be sold to Delhi power distribution companies BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd (BRPL) and BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL), while power from the remaining 10 MW will go to GIFT Power Co Ltd (GIFT PCL) in Gujarat.

According to the tender regulations, bids can be launched for already commissioned or under-construction plans, which will compete for longer-term PPAs.


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