The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has issued a tender to install a 900 kW rooftop solar PV system at NTPC-Bongaigaon thermal power project in Kokrajhar district of Assam.
The brief scope of work includes the design, supply, erection, testing, commissioning, and operations and maintenance (O&M) of rooftop solar PV system integrated with the grid at NTPC Bongaigaon.
The last date for submission of bids is March 2, 2019. The technical bids will open on March 4, 2019 and price bids will open on March 10, 2019.
To be eligible to bid, a developer should have designed, supplied, installed, and commissioned grid-connected solar projects of cumulative capacity of 720 kW or higher, out of which at least one project should be of minimum 100 kW capacity.
The average annual turnover of the bidder should not be less than ₹40.9 million (~$ 0.58 million) in the last three financial years.
In the last couple of months, NTPC has issued a slew of solar tenders for its various sites across the country.
Recently, it issued a tender for 20 MW of grid-connected floating solar project at its Anta gas power station in Rajasthan.
In December 2018, the NTPC had issued three tenders for floating solar project- 100 MW at NTPC Ramagundam, located in Telangana; 25 MW at NTPC Simhadri, located in Andhra Pradesh; and 20 MW at the reservoir of NTPC Auraiya gas power plant.
Recently, Mercom reported that power distribution companies in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Karnataka owe NTPC ₹58.38 billion (~$814.99 million) in outstanding power bills (both conventional and solar). A total amount of ₹18.84 billion (~$262.6 million) is due to be paid by DISCOMs to NTPC for solar power supplied under the National Solar Mission (NSM). NTPC has issued a notice to these states warning to curtail power supply in case of non-payment, along with Jammu and Kashmir which has outstanding bills running as high as ₹19.84 billion (~$280.32 million), out of which ₹16.26 billion (~$229.67 million) is pending for more than 60 days.
Nitin is a staff reporter at Mercomindia.com and writes on renewable energy and related sectors. Prior to Mercom, Nitin has worked for CNN IBN, India News, Agricultural Spectrum and Bureaucracy Today. He received his bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Communication from Manipal Institute of Communication at Manipal University and Master’s degree in International Relations from Jindal School of International Affairs. More articles from Nitin Kabeer