NLC India has rolled out a tender for 20 MW of grid-connected solar PV capacity with battery energy storage systems (BESS) to be developed on the Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The tendered capacity comprises two projects of 10 MW each with 8 MWh BESS. While a 10 MW project will be developed at Attam Pahad, the other will be developed at Dollygunj. This is a global EPC tender under which, the successful developer will be required to provide a warranty of one year as well as O&M services for 10 years after the end of the warranty period. The estimated project completion time frame is 18 months from the date of award of the contract and NLC India has fixed Rs 16.3 million as the earnest money deposit for this tender. The bid submission deadline is March 27, 2018. Reportedly, NLC India had scrapped its previous auction for 20 MW solar capacity with BESS conducted by it in October 2017 in which Mahindra Susten had emerged as the lowest bidder.