- NTPC REL has launched an EPC tender for 1.2 GW ISTS connected solar PV capacity
- This capacity will be located in Karnataka’s Gadag and Koppal districts
- Selected bidders will need to also identify, acquire and transfer suitable land to NTPC REL
Indian electricity utility NTPC Ltd.’s renewable energy arm NTPC Renewable Energy Limited (NTPC REL) has issued an invitation for bids for an EPC package with land to develop up to 1.2 GW interstate transmission (ISTS) connected solar PV projects in Karnataka.
The utility seeks to hire EPC companies that can design, engineer, install and commission the grid connected solar PV projects that will be located in Karnataka’s Gadag and Koppal districts.
Minimum capacity a bidder can quote is 50 MW, with maximum going up to 600 MW that should be in multiples of 10 MW. PV cells and modules for this project can be sourced from anywhere in the world under open category.
Part of the job for the selected bidders is to identify, acquire and complete the transfer of ownership/lease of encumbrance free land in favor of NTPC REL.
Launched on November 25, 2021, last date to submit bids is December 24, 2021. Details of the tender are available on NTPC’s tender website with NIT No. RE-CS-5772-004-9.
In April 2021, NTPC was looking for solar EPC contractors for 1.2 GW capacity in Rajasthan (see India PV News Snippets: NTPC, Borosil, ReNew, Wipro).