The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has notified that it will be conducting a second pre-bid meeting for its tender for the selection of solar power developers (SPDs) for setting up of 14 MW solar power plants along with 42 MWh battery energy storage systems (BESS) at Leh (7 MW/21 MWh) and Kargil (7 MW/21 MWh) in Ladakh under the Prime Minister Development Package (PMDP)-2015.
SECI stated that “one more online pre-bid/ clarification meeting shall be organised on August 10, 2020, at 1030 Hrs. Due to current pandemic and ongoing lockdown situation on account of COVID-19, the meeting shall be conducted online.”
Recently, we had reported that SECI had extended the deadline for bid submissions for this tender. The deadline for the project has been extended to September 30, 2020, from its existing date of July 30, 2020. Prior to that in June, we had reported that the nodal agency had extended the deadline for the tender from June 30, 2020, to July 30, 2020.
In January last year, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) under the order of the President of India had launched the new scheme for setting up solar PV projects with aggregate battery storage capacity in Leh and Kargil.