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The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has invited bids for the development of wind-solar hybrid power project at NTPC, located in Kudgi, Karnataka.

The tender is for 60 MW (minimum) wind and 130 MW (minimum) solar hybrid energy project to be developed on a turnkey basis.

The scope of work includes the design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, packing and forwarding, transportation, unloading, storage, installation and commissioning of grid connected capacity. Operation & maintenance (O&M) would be for a duration of one year.

The bid-submission deadline is November 21, 2018 and all the bids should be accompanied by the bid security of ₹100 million (~$1.36 million).

To qualify for the bid under technical criteria (wind), a bidder should have manufactured, supplied, installed and commissioned wind turbine generators under RLMM (Revised List of Models and Manufactures issued by MNRE) of a minimum rating of 600 kW.

Similarly, to qualify under technical criteria (solar), a bidder should have designed, supplied, installed and commissioned solar photovoltaic (SPV) based grid connected power projects of cumulative installed capacity of 40 MWp or above, out of which at least one project should have been of 10 MWp capacity or above.

Under the financial criteria, the average annual turnover of the bidder should not be less than ₹ 2.35 billion (~$31.94 million).

According to Mercom India Solar Project Tracker, NTPC has 870 MW of large-scale solar in operation across the country. Recently, NTPC won 160 MW of solar projects in UPNEDA’s 500 MW solar auction.

Mercom reported previously that the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has now amended the National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy to remove the word ‘battery’ from the relevant clauses in order to broaden the definition of the term “storage” and facilitate the growth of the sector.

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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