The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued an invitation for bidders to develop of a 50MW solar power plant in Kerala.
The tender is for the design, EPC, erection, testing, commissioning and operations and maintenance of the plant over 10 years. The plant will be located at Kasargod Solar park, Ambalathara, Kasargod.
SECI has issued the invitation on behalf of the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA).
In April, SECI signed a deal with the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) and IREDA to build the plant. It also signed a deal with KSEB and Tehri Hydro Power Development Corporation India Limited (THDCIL) to build another 50MW PV plant in the same vicinity.
After government proposals in June, SECI is has been granted permission to apply to be renamed as the ‘Renewable Energy Corporation of India’ (RECI) to mark its transformation into a commercial entity, which allows it to be involved in trade, buying and selling for profit and distribution of dividends.
Cochin International Airport in Kerala became “absolutely power neutral” with a 12MW solar power plant onsite in August.