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India’s SECI to launch tender for 2,000 MWh of standalone EES [free access]

July 26, 2021

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has put forth its intent to launch a tender for 2,000 MWh of standalone energy storage systems (ESS).


SECI plans to procure power as aggregate capacity from systems that will be set up on a build-own-operate (BOO) model. It further intends to enter into a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the winning bidder. The Request for selection (RfS) document will be uploaded on SECI’s official website by August-end.


India’s energy storage portfolio has been growing by the day, with a total 7,000 MWh of projects in the pipeline. The planned projects include the aforementioned ESS, a 1,000 MWh tender launched by state-owned NTPC Limited and another 4,000 MWh planned by the Indian government. However, all of the projects are still in the tendering stage and final timelines and investments are yet to be disclosed.