NTPC Limited has invited bids for the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of a grid-connected battery energy storage system (BESS) with 10 MW and 40 MWh rated AC discharge capacity at a 33KV switchgear interconnection point in Ramagundam, Telangana. The BESS must include battery system, battery management system, energy management system and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system, power conversion system, protection system, communication system, auxiliary power system, monitoring and control system, firefighting, remote control and monitoring, etc for a trouble-free operation and maintenance of the BESS system. The bid submission deadline is May 23, 2022.
As per the tender guidelines, the winning bidders also must undertake all associated electrical and civil works required for grid interaction. Furthermore, the bidders have multiple routes to achieve the technical criteria. For the first route, bidders must have manufactured and supplied batteries for grid- interactive BESS of cumulative installed capacity of a minimum of 6 MW/6 MWh. At least one grid-interactive BESS with a capacity of 2 MW/2 MWh should be installed.
For the second route, bidders could have supplied, installed, and commissioned grid interactive BESS of cumulative installed capacity of a minimum of 6 MW/6 MWh. At least one grid-interactive BESS should be of a minimum 2 MW/2 MWh capacity. For the third route, bidders must have completed an industrial project of not less than Rs 720 million in a single project or single project in the last ten years, either as a developer or as an EPC contractor in the power, steel, oil and gas, petrochemical, or any other process industry.