NTPC Limited tenders a 90 MW BoS package for Rajasthan’s Anta Solar Park

NTPC Limited has tendered a 90 MW balance of system (BoS) package for the Anta Solar Power Project in Rajasthan. The scope of work includes the design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, packing, forwarding, transportation, unloading storage, installation, testing, and commissioning of the solar project, excluding the supply of solar PV modules. The work also involves the design and construction of module mounting structures for solar PV panels, installing SCADA system for local and remote monitoring. According to the tender guidelines, the bidder should have previously designed, supplied, installed, and commissioned the BoS of solar projects of at least 10 MW capacity, and such projects should be in operation for at least six months. The last date for the submission of bids is November 21, 2019 while the date for the opening of the techno-commercial bid has been scheduled for November 22, 2019.

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. Excerpts…

“In the past two to three years, the pace of renewable capacity addition by NTPC has been rather slow. At present, renewable energy contributes only 2 per cent to the company’s generation portfolio. At this level and given the current pace, it may seem that we will not be able to reach the 30 per cent target, but we have been studying and analysing the market and are focused on achieving our goals. In fact, of late, NTPC has started participating in various auctions and we have started winning some of the bids. For instance, NTPC has recently won 40 MW of solar energy projects in an auction conducted by the Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA). NTPC participated in UPNEDA’s tender for 500 MW of solar capacity, with two bids of 20 MW each at Auraiya and Rihand. Although the capacity is small, this will pave the way for the development of the non-conventional business.”

“Similarly, NTPC participated in the 750 MW tender floated by the Solar Energy Corporation of India for Rajasthan and won 160 MW of solar capacity at a levellised tariff of Rs 2.50 per unit, applicable for 25 years. It will be developed in the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) mode.”

Read the views of Gurdeep Singh here…



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