NTPC tenders up to 1.5 GW of solar projects


NTPC Renewable Energy Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTPC Ltd, has invited bids for the balance-of-system (BoS) package with land for up to 1 GW of solar projects with a green shoe option for an additional 500 MW. The projects, connected to the inter-state transmission system, can be set up anywhere in India, except Rajasthan.

Installers can bid for any capacity from 100 MW to 1,000 MW, in multiples of 50 MW. The individual project size must be a minimum of 50 MW or higher in multiples of 10 MW. 

The scope includes all the engineering, procurement, and construction work (excluding the supply of solar modules) and three years of comprehensive operation and maintenance of the complete PV plant, including the power evacuation system till the interconnecting grid substation. It also 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 also falls under the installer’s scope.

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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