NTPC issues tender for 176 MW solar projects in Telangana

NTPC Limited has issued a request for proposals (RfP) for setting up 120 MW ground-mounted and a 56 MW floating solar project at NTPC’s Ramagundam super thermal plant. The project will be situated in Telangana.

According to the tender guidelines, the scope of work under the project includes construction of ground-mounted and floating solar deployments. It also includes creation of a power evacuation system, including the purchase and deployment of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules within the area. The bidders are required to furnish Rs 100 million as an earnest money deposit. The developers are required to look after operations and maintenance, including annual maintenance contract for required equipment for a period of three years. The bid submission deadline is October 20, 2023.

To be eligible, bidders should have experience in design, supply, erection, and commissioning grid-connected solar PV projects, having a capacity of 40 MW or above. Furthermore, the bidders must have worked as either a developer or an EPC contractor with the implementation of a minimum of one 33 kV or above voltage level electrical substation, accommodating breakers of 33kV or above circuit and energy transformers.

Recently, in September 2023, NTPC Renewable Energy Limited issued a RfP to supply crystalline bifacial solar modules of cumulative capacity 1,584.6 MW, having wattage output of at least 540 Wp each for 1,255 MW of projects at the Khavda solar park.

In the same month, NTPC Limited signed a MoU with Oil India Limited to investigate collaboration in green hydrogen and its derivatives, renewable energy, geothermal, and decarbonisation initiatives.