NTPC floats tender for 1 GW of solar projects

NTPC Limited has invited bids for the development of 1,000 MW of grid-connected solar projects. The tender has been floated under the Develop Build Demonstrate Transfer programme. The scope of work for the project includes the design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, and commissioning of solar capacity ranging between 50 MW to 300 MW (in multiples of 10 MW) on a turnkey basis. The scope of work also includes the operations and maintenance of the projects along with the installation of the SCADA system for remote monitoring. The bidders will also be responsible to set up all the associated electrical and civil work, including the evacuation of power. The deadline for the submission of bids is November 18, 2019.

NTPC Limited, India’s biggest energy conglomerate, caters to almost 23 per cent of the country’s power demand. The company is looking to increase this share over the next few years, with an annual capacity addition of 4-5 GW. Of this, a large majority is planned to be renewable energy based. Currently, renewable energy contributes only around 2 per cent to NTPC’s generation portfolio but it is targeting to achieve 30 per cent renewable energy generation by 2030.

At a recent conference organised by Renewable Watch, Gurdeep Singh, chairman and managing director, NTPC Limited, spoke about a range of actions and efforts that the company is undertaking to achieve its ambitious renewable energy capacity addition plans. Read his views here…




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