India tenders for ‘hybrid renewables’ and floating solar with energy storage

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The Andaman and Nicobar Islands have been a major development ground for solar-plus-storage projects. Credit: Flickr/Sankara Subramanian.

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued tenders for 1.2GW of wind and solar hybrid capacity as well as 4MW of floating PV with 2MW/1MWh of battery storage.

The Interstate Transmission System (ISTS)-connected hybrid capacity will be offered on a build, own and operate basis with the power produced to be procured by SECI under 25-year power purchase agreements (PPAs). The maximum tariff has been set at INR 2.88/kWh (US$0.041).

The minimum bid capacity will be 50MW, with at least 50MW to be proposed at each project site, while the maximum bid capacity is 1.2GW.

The last date of bid submission for the latest tender is 25 February 2020.

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