NLC to appoint agency for 1.4 GW of solar and wind power plants

NLC India Limited announced its plan to appoint a qualified coordinating agency to oversee its 1.4 GW of solar and wind power installations across Tamil Nadu. According to the Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) Regulations 2019, the potential contractor will be responsible to provide forecasting, scheduling, and deviation resolution mechanism services. The scope of work of the selected agency is applicable to projects including 140 MW of solar power plants in Neyveli, 550 MW of solar in Tirunelveli, 51 MW of wind, and 659 MW of solar in Aruppukottai.

The agency will continue to provide plant-level data and other necessary data to the SLDC. Every day, it will submit a day-ahead schedule in accordance with TNERC regulations. It must also submit intra-day and weekly schedules.

In April 2023, NLC India requested proposals for the development of 200 MW of interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected solar projects across India. The project must be completed within 15 months after the award letter’s date. The selected bidder will be responsible for the project’s operation and maintenance for three years. Bidders must submit a bid security of Rs 54.7 million.