Battery storage

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) invited bids to develop 6 MW, 24 MWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) at Manglutan in South Andaman. The bid submission deadline is July 3, 2017.

The NTPC is developing 17 MW of solar at Manglutan and the 6 MW BESS will complement the functioning of the proposed solar project.

The scope of work includes, design, engineering, supply, packaging and forwarding, transportation, unloading, storage, installation, testing, commissioning, grid integration with 17 MW solar PV project and 33 kV grid, of 6 MW, 24 MWh (at 33 KV output) BESS. The successful bidder will also have to provide operation and maintenance (O&M) services for a 25-year period.

The bidder is also responsible for identifying and providing any and all the other additional equipment, component and services necessary for the system’s integration with the existing systems, as a fully functional grid interactive BESS System.

Mercom recently reported that the foundation stone was laid for the 17 MW Manglutan solar project in South Andaman.

Mercom reported, in October, 2016 about NTPC signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Andaman & Nicobar Administration, and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) to set up 50 MW of solar projects with BESS at Port Blair, the capital of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

According to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker, to date 339.5 MW of solar projects with battery energy storage system have been tendered in India.

(Please contact info@mercomcapital.com if you are looking for an international battery storage vendor to partner for these auctions.)