The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has issued a tender for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of power evacuation system of Rajgarh solar project for two years. The Rajgarh solar project is located in the state of Madhya Pradesh.
The last date for the submission of bids is April 1, 2019. The technical bids will open on April 3, 2019.
The estimated cost of work is ₹3.73 million (~$0.05 million).
To be eligible to bid, a bidder should be A Class (high tension) electrical contractor and should have executed similar works in the last seven years.
Similar work here means that the scope of work should include erection and commissioning or operation and maintenance of switchyard equipment and overhead bays of voltage rating (132 kV or above).
In the last couple of months, NTPC has issued a slew of solar tenders for its various sites across the country.
In January 2019, 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