NTPC Renewable Energy Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of state-owned power producer NTPC, has invited domestic bids for the balance-of-system package with land for up to 1 GW of the interstate transmission system (ISTS) connected solar projects anywhere in India.
The selected bidder’s scope of work includes identification, acquisition, and complete transfer of ownership/lease of encumbrance-free land in favor of NTPC RE Ltd; identifying and arranging grid connectivity at the ISTS substation based on the location of the solar plant; all EPC work (excluding supply of solar PV modules) for the solar PV project along with power evacuation system and telemetry up to the interconnecting grid substation; and project commissioning and performance testing at the metering point.
The contractor shall also provide operation and maintenance of the complete solar PV plant (including switchyard and power evacuation system) till the interconnecting grid substation for three years from the date of commissioning.
The plant is to be developed under the Open category, allowing the use of solar modules of any origin. NTPC REL shall supply the PV modules as owner-issued material to the BoS contractor at the site.
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