NTPC Floats 250 MW DCR PV Tender

Bids Invited For Grid Connected Solar PV Project Of 250 MW By Indian Utility NTPC
03:42 PM (Beijing Time) - 02. August 2017

Key Takeaways

  • NTPC of India is looking for developers to set up 250 MW grid connected solar PV plant
  • The tender is open to both national and international developers
  • It is a so-called domestic content requirement (DCR) project
  • Bidding documents will be available until August 18, 2017
  • Interested parties will have until August 30, 2017 to submit their bids

Indian utility National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) is inviting bids from developers for 250 MW PV project under the so-called domestic content requirement (DCR). NTPC has not mentioned where this capacity will be located.

For the NTPC 250 MW tender, both local and international developers can submit bids for the 250 MW grid connected solar PV power plant tender. Bidding documents are available till August 18, 2017. Last date to submit bids is August 30, 2017. Further tender details are available on NTPC’s website.

The DCR category had the US and India at loggerheads for quite sometime. The World Trade Organization (WTO) finally decided in favor of the US, leading India to scrap the policy altogether. In fact, Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) had to cancel 150 MW bid with local content requirement MW capacity for Bhadla Solar Park in March 2017 (see India Terminates 150 MW Local Content PV Tender). In June 2017, delegations from both countries agreed to end solar DCR by December 14, 2017  in India.

Anu Bhambhani

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