NTPC limitedfloated a tender for the development of 190 MW of grid-connected power projects at the Nokh Solar Park in Rajasthan. The projects will be developed through the Rajasthan Solar Park Development Company Limited. The developer must set up the projects with a dedicated transmission line at a voltage level of 33 kV to ensure inter-connection with the park’s pooling substation. The entire cost of transmission from the project up to the interconnection point, including the construction cost of the line and losses must be borne by the developer. Further, the capacity utilisation factor of the project must be at least 21 per cent. The capacity can be set up by any registered bidder from any country that shares a land border with India using commercially established and operating technologies. The cells and modules used in the project must be sourced from the listings of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s ‘Approved List of Models and Manufacturers. The project must be completed within ten months of receipt of the power purchase agreement. Prospective bidders must submit a performance bank guarantee of Rs 800,000 per MW of capacity quoted. The deadline for submission of bids is February 10, 2021.
As of January 2021, NTPC Limited has floated tenders for utility-scale solar projects with a cumulative capacity of 12.4 GW. In September 2020, the company floated a tender which invited bids for undertaking engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) for the development of 1,070 MW of solar projects in Rajasthan. In February 2020, NTPC Limited issued a detailed request for selection for 1.2 GW of Interstate Transmission System connected solar projects across the country with a ceiling tariff set at Rs 2.78 per kWh.