Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has plans to launch a hybrid tender process for a a 750-MW photovoltaic (PV) plant equipped with 100 MW of energy storage capacity.
This is the first project in the country in which the developers will have to install a storage system. The project is called Ananthapuramu Solar Park and will be located in Andhra Pradesh state’s district of Kadapa. The project is expected to be eligible for viability gap funding (VGF).
We have recently reported that Indian state-owned utility National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has launched a tender process for 750 MW of solar capacity in the Indian state of Karnataka. The tender process includes six photovoltaic (PV) solar projects with a total capacity of 125 MW each.
Prior to this India’s Bombay Suburban Electric Supply (BSES) Yamuna Power Ltd along with BSES Rajdhani Power had launched a 700 MW renewable tender process.