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NTPC Vidyut Vayapar Nigam (NVVN), a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTPC, has invited expressions of interest (EoIs) from renewable developers to procure renewable and round-the-clock (RTC) power on a medium and long-term basis.
Experienced renewable developers have been invited to supply renewable and RTC power from solar, hydro, wind, pumped storage, battery energy storage system (BESS), or hybrid projects.
The last date to submit the bids is September 20, 2022.
Bidders should have a commercially operational renewable energy generating project or renewable energy storage project expected to be commissioned on or before December 31, 2023. Generators who have already obtained investment approval or have been awarded a contract would be eligible. The delivery point would be the generator’s ex‐bus.
Applicants should quote a minimum supply quantity of 10 MW of renewable energy.
The EoI will also be used to arrive at uniform specifications and parameters for the proposed procurement and to collect information about potential suppliers. On receipt of EoI, technical discussions may be held with the generators, who are technically capable of supplying renewable and RTC power.
In January this year, NTPC Renewable Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTPC Limited, invited bids from developers to set up interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected energy storage systems of 3,000 MWh capacity with 500 MW (minimum) capacity anywhere in India. NTPC Renewable Energy intends to avail energy storage facility to meet its RTC renewable energy requirement at any location in India.
Last December, NVVN invited bids from contractors for an engineering, procurement, and construction package along with the land to develop grid-connected solar projects up to 100 MW in Maharashtra.
Earlier, NVVN had invited bids to procure solar and RTC solar bundled with thermal power from NTPC’s 735 MW Nokh solar project in Rajasthan and projects developed by other generators. Bids from industries, hospitals, temples, companies, government agencies, government companies, public sector undertakings, and distribution companies that had sanctioned loads greater than 2 MW were invited.
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Rakesh Ranjan is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Prior to joining Mercom, he worked in many roles as a business correspondent, assistant editor, senior content writer, and sub-editor with bcfocus.com, CIOReview/Silicon India, Verbinden Communication, and Bangalore Bias. Rakesh holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). More articles from Rakesh Ranjan.