SECI Issues 3 MW Battery Backed Solar Project

SECI on behalf of the Military Engineer Services (MES), a construction agency under the Ministry of Defence has issued a tender for the development of two 1.5 MW (AC) solar power projects with Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) at Tangtse and Durbuk in Leh district of Jammu & Kashmir.

The successful bidder will be expected to complete the entire scope of work within 12 months from the date of issuance of Notice of Availability (NoA). He will also be responsible for 10 years of operations and maintenance (O&M) services. This would include the supply and storage of all mandatory spare parts, consumables, repairs and replacements of any defective equipment during the O&M period.

A bidder can only submit one bid, though multiple bids from a single bidder can be considered depending upon the project specific requirements.

Of late, solar tenders coupled with BESS component have gained traction in the country.

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has only recently brought BESS under the ambit of the Solar Photovoltaics, Systems, Devices, and Component Goods (Requirement for Compulsory Registration under BIS Act) Order 2017.


Reference- Mercom, Economic Times