The Solar Energy Corp. of India (SECI) has invited bids to set up 450,000 metric tonnes (MT)/year of green hydrogen production facilities in India under the 1st round of the Strategic Interventions for Green Hydrogen Transition (SIGHT) Scheme.
Under the SIGHT scheme, qualified bidders setting up any green hydrogen (GH2) and/or its derivative-based production facilities will be eligible for incentives assistance.
Bids can be made for technology-agnostic and biomass-based green hydrogen production. The total capacity available for bidding under the technology-agnostic pathway is 410,000 MT per annum, with another 40,000 MT/annum available under biomass-based generation.
The projects should be quoted in multiples of 500 MT only. For technology-agnostic pathways, the minimum bid size is 10,000 MT/annum and the maximum 90,000 MT/annum. For biomass-based green hydrogen production, bids must be made for a minimum of 500 MT/annum and a maximum of 4,000 MT/annum.
The facilities must be commissioned within 30 months from the award of the project.
“The production facilities awarded under this RfS will be eligible for getting a direct incentive from SECI in INR/kg of green hydrogen production on an annual basis for 3 years from the date of commencement of green hydrogen production,” reads the tender document.