NTPC’s 1 GW Solar Tender Under CPSU Scheme Ph-II

Indian National Electricity Utility NTPC Call On EPC Contractors To Bid For Deployment Of 1 GW Grid Connected Solar Power Capacity Under CPSU Scheme Phase-II (Tranche-I); Bid Submission Till July 15, 2019
05:27 AM (Beijing Time) - 13. June 2019

Key Takeaways

  • NTPC is looking for EPC contractors for 1 GW grid connected solar PV capacity to be developed under CPSU Scheme Phase-II (Tranche-I)
  • Project can be set up anywhere in the capacity range of 50 MW to 300 MW on a turnkey basis
  • Interested bidders have time till June 28, 2019 to procure bidding documents and submit their bids by July 15, 2019

India’s National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) has issued a tender for 1 GW of grid connected PV project capacity to be developed as part of the Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) Scheme Phase-II (Tranche-I). Interested EPC contractors will be required to use only locally manufactured solar PV cells and modules for this capacity.

Project capacities can be developed in the range of 50 MW to 300 MW on a turnkey basis anywhere across the nation. Broad scope of work involves design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, packing and forwarding, transportation, unloading, storage, installation and commissioning. Connecting the project to the interstate transmission system (ISTS) sub-station will also be the responsibility of the developer.

Post commissioning, winners will have to offer operation and maintenance services for a 3-year period.

Bidding documents can be procured till June 28,2019; the last date to submit bids is July 15, 2019. Detailed tender information can be viewed on NTPC website.

Earlier this month, NTPC sought interest from government entities who wish to procure 1 GW grid connected solar power capacity under the scheme (see NTPC Seeking Bids From Govt Entities For 1 GW Solar).

In a related tender development from India, the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has auctioned 1.2 GW ISTS-connected solar power projects it tendered under ISTS-IV in February 2019 (see SECI Tenders For Over 4 GW Renewable Energy).

Ayana Renewable, ReNew Power, Azure Power and Mahindra Susten all quoted the same tariff of INR 2.54 ($0.0366) per kWh. Except for Mahindra Susten that has won 250 MW, the other  winners have secured 300 MW each. Avaada Energy won 50 MW for INR 2.55 ($0.0367) per kWh even though it bid for 350 MW. The tariff for this tender was capped at INR 2.65 ($0.038) per kWh, according to Mercom India Research.

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