The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has issued a tender to set up 1,200 MW of interstate transmission system (ISTS) connected solar projects anywhere in India.
The tender documents will be available from August 14, 2019.
The bid submission deadline is September 2, 2019, and the technical bids will be opened on the same date.
The bids must be accompanied by an earnest money deposit (EMD) of ₹400,000 (~$5,625)/MW. The qualifying requirements for bidders will be specified in the RfS documents that will be uploaded later.
The NTPC, a Navratna company, has issued numerous tenders in the recent past; though some of them have not received an anticipated response from bidders.
Recently, the NTPC had extended the bid submission deadline for 1,000 MW of solar projects under the Central Public Sector Undertaking Program Phase II, Tranche-1. The new bid submission deadline is August 16, 2019. Earlier, the bid submission was extended to July 25, 2019, from July 15, 2019.
The company had to extend the bid submission deadline for its 1.2 GW solar tender in western India after an upper tariff cap set by the NTPC failed to attract bidders.
Moreover, the NTPC has retendered and invited fresh bids for a 20 MW floating solar project. The project is to be established at the reservoir of NTPC Auraiya Gas Power Project at Dibiyabpur in Uttar Pradesh.
A few weeks ago, the NTPC also issued a tender inviting applications from eligible vendors for the enlistment of engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) bidders to develop floating or ground-mounted solar PV projects between 10-50 MW capacity.
Ramya Ranganath is an Associate Editor and Writer for Mercom Communications India. Before joining Mercom, Ramya worked as a Senior Editor at a digital media supply chain solutions company. Throughout her career, she has developed end-to-end content for various companies in a wide range of domains, including renewables. Ramya holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology and is passionate about environmental issues and permaculture.