The Kargil Renewable Energy Development Agency (KREDA) has issued a request for proposals for the supply, installation, and commissioning of solar tubular-gel type battery banks. These battery banks will be deployed in varying capacities across different locations of the Kargil district in the union territory of Ladakh. A high performance valve-regulated tubular gel battery with a polypropylene copolymer container should be used. The battery should be equipped with an explosion proof pressure regulation valve.
According to the tender guidelines, the successful bidder will be responsible for battery bank maintenance for five years from the date of installation and commissioning. Also, bidders will be required to submit an earnest money deposit equal to 2 percent of the project cost. The company should be an Indian solar battery manufacturing company or a solar engineering, procurement, and construction company with an authorised dealership from the original Indian solar battery manufacturing company. To design, develop, manufacture, and sell batteries, bidders must be ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified. Solar EPC bidders should have ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications for system quality management. They must have a dealership certificate from a solar battery manufacturer that is ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified.
Recently in July 2022, NHPC signed two MoUs for the implementation of “pilot green hydrogen technologies” in the districts of Leh and Kargil in Ladakh.