Gujarat opens bidding for 500 MW/1 GWh of standalone battery storage


Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd. (GUVNL) has started accepting bids to develop 1,000 MWh (500 MW x two hours) of grid-connected battery energy storage systems in Gujarat. The selected developers will set up the projects under the build-own-operate model.

GUVNL plans to use the energy storage systems on an “on-demand” basis, suited to the requirements of state electricity distribution companies during peak and off-peak hours. The projects will be awarded through e-bidding, followed by an e-reverse auction process. The minimum bid size is 80 MWh (40 MW x two hours).

GUVNL will enter into battery energy storage purchase agreements with the successful developers to provide energy storage facilities to it.

“Already commissioned projects cannot be considered under this RfS. Projects under construction or projects which are not yet commissioned will, however, be considered, in case these projects are not already accepted under any other Central or State Schemes. Enhancement and augmentation of already commissioned Projects, irrespective of their capacities, will not be considered as eligible project under this scheme,” GUVNL said in the tender document.

The selected developers will be responsible for setting up the battery energy storage system and handling its interconnection with the state transmission network.

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