NTPC Limited has invited bids for engineering, procurement and construction works along with land development for 500 MW of grid-connected solar projects located anywhere in India. The said tender also includes operation and maintenance activities of the solar project for three years from the date of the successful completion of the trial run. The minimum capacity that a player can bid for is 50 MW while the maximum capacity is 500 MW. Moreover, the bid capacity should be in multiples of 10 MW.The last date to submit the bid is August 10, 2021, and bids will be opened on the same day. The scope of work includes design, manufacturing, supply, packing, forwarding, transportation, unloading, storage, installation, and commissioning of the projects which includes ground-mounted solar projects and a power evacuation system up to the interconnecting grid substation.
According to a recent announcement, NTPC Limited aims to set up 60 GW of renewable power generation capacityby the year 2032. This is in line with the power producer’s goal to reduce 10 per cent of its net energy intensity. NTPC has taken a significant step by becoming the first Indian company to announce energy compact goals as part of UN High-level Dialogue on Energy. Further, it has announced that it will also form at least two international alliances to facilitate clean energy research and promote sustainability in the energy value chain by 2025.