NTPC Renewable Energy Limited (NTPC REL) has requested bids for the balance-of-system (BoS) package with land for interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected solar projects up to 1 GW across India except Rajasthan. The tender also has a greenshoe option for an additional 500 MW. The winning bidder will be responsible for the comprehensive operations and maintenance of the systems for a period of three years. The bidding documents cost around Rs 22,500.
According to the tender guidelines, the bidders must have previously completed BoS of solar projects with a cumulative capacity of 40 MW or greater, with at least one project of 10 MW or greater capacity at a single location. Prior to the bid opening date, the reference project must have been in operation for at least six months. The deadline for bid submissions is March 21, 2023.
Recently in January 2023, NTPC REL floated bids for the BoS package of ISTS-connected wind power projects. The projects should have a capacity of 1,000 MW and can be located anywhere in Gujarat.
Additionally, in the same month, NTPC Limited commissioned India’s first green hydrogen blending project. Green hydrogen blending has been started in the piped natural gas (PNG) network of NTPC Kawas township, Surat. The project is a joint effort of NTPC and Gujarat Gas Limited (GGL). After the start of the blending operation, NTPC Kawas held awareness workshops for township residents with the help of GGL officials.