NTPC Tender For 923 MW Solar Under CPSU Ph II

Indian Electricity Utility NTPC Seeking Bids For Around 923 MW Solar PV Capacity Under CPSU Scheme Phase II (Tranche II); Launches Tender To Buy Up To 100 MW Solar Power For Two Months
03:39 PM (Beijing Time) - 04. December 2019

The largest power utility in India, NTPC has launched two tenders—to procure up to 923 MW solar PV capacity under one and to seek solar power for two months from existing plants under another. (Photo Credit: NTPC Ltd)

Key Takeaways

  • NTPC has issued a tender to procure up to 923 MW of grid connected solar power capacity under CPSU Scheme Phase II (Tranche II)
  • To bid for this tender, companies need to ensure only domestically manufactured solar cells and modules are used for projects
  • This capacity can be located anywhere in the country and will need to be set up on turnkey basis
  • Another tender from NTPC is for short term solar power procurement for up to 100 MW capacity from existing projects

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has invited bids for the development of grid connected solar PV projects for up to 923 MW capacity under the Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) Scheme Phase II (Tranche II). The scheme requires that all solar cells and modules used must be manufactured domestically.

As per tender terms, bidders can bid for a minimum block capacity of 50 MW and higher in multiples of 10 MW; the maximum capacity to be allocated to a single bidder is up to 300 MW till 923 MW is reached.

The broad scope of work includes design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, packing and forwarding, transportation, unloading, storage, installation and commissioning of the grid connected capacity on turnkey basis.

Projects can be located anywhere across the country and will be connected through the interstate transmission system (ISTS) for which the Government of India has extended a waive off period for solar and wind power projects awarded through competitive auctions and commissioned till December 31, 2022 (see India Extends ISTS Charges Waive Off Period).

The last date to submit bids for this tender is January 3, 2020 followed by avreverse auction. The tender announcement can be viewed on NTPC’s Tender website

This is the second tender under the CPSU Scheme II from the national utility of India. In June 2019, it launched the first tender seeking bids for 1 GW capacity under Tranche I (see NTPC’s 1 GW Solar Tender Under CPSU Scheme Ph-II).

NTPC itself secured the biggest chunk in a 2 GW Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) tender under CPSU Scheme II with 769.4 MW (see NTPC Wins Big In 2 GW SECI CPSU Phase-II Auction).

NTPC is also looking to purchase solar power from existing plants with cumulative capacity of up to 100 MW for a period of two months from distribution licensee or power trader or power generator.

As per a tender notice, December 26, 2019 is the last date to submit bids while technical bids will be opened on December 27, 2019 followed by financial bids on December 30, 2019.


Anu Bhambhani

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