The National Thermal Power Corporation Limited has floated a tender for the supply, installation, and commissioning of 550 kW of rooftop solar systems at thermal power stations in the state of Odisha.
Interested bidders are expected to pay an earnest money deposit (EMD) of ₹500,000 (~$6,958). The last date for the submission of bids is January 21, 2020.
The scope of work includes supplying, installing, and commissioning a 500 kW rooftop solar system at the Talcher Super Thermal Power Station (TSTPS) in Kaniha and a 50 kW system at the Talcher Thermal Power station in Angul district of Odisha. Bidders are also expected to provide operation and maintenance services for these systems for five years.
To be eligible to take part in the bidding process, bidders must have experience of designing, supplying, and commissioning at least 440 kW of grid-connected, rooftop or ground-mounted solar projects cumulatively, with at least one project of more than 100 kW in capacity.
Applicants are also expected to have had an average annual turnover greater than ₹28.2 million (~$392,475) in the last three financial years.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker, the state of Odisha has an installed solar rooftop capacity of merely 14 MW.
The NTPC recently invited bids for 870 kW of rooftop solar projects at its generating stations in Uttar Pradesh. The project involved the supply and erection of grid-connected rooftop solar systems on the roof of NTPC’s Stage-2 TG hall in Vindhyachal.
Previously, the NTPC issued a tender to install rooftop solar projects totaling 500 kW at various locations of Kanti Bijlee Utpadan Nigam Limited (KBUNL) located in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar.
Recently, it also issued a tender to install a 900-kW rooftop solar PV system at NTPC-Bongaigaon thermal power project in the Kokrajhar district of Assam.
Nithin is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Previously with Reuters News, he has covered oil, metals and agricultural commodity markets across global markets. He has also covered refinery and pipeline explosions, oil and gas leaks, Atlantic region hurricane developments, and other natural disasters. Nithin holds a Masters Degree in Applied Economics from Christ University, Bangalore and a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Loyola College, Chennai.