Punjab tenders for purchase of 1.2 GW of solar power


Punjab State Power Corp. Ltd (PSPCL) has issued two separate tenders to procure 1 GW and 200 MW of solar power from grid-connected PV projects.

The bidders selected by PSPCL will set up solar projects anywhere in Punjab.

As of May 31, 2023, Punjab has installed 1,176.79 MW of cumulative solar capacity, including 831.75 MW from ground-mount PV projects, 264.19 MW rooftop, and 80.85 MW off-grid/KUSUM plants.

In a separate development, NTPC Renewable Energy has tendered the EPC package for a 200 kW PV-based hybrid microgrid with hydrogen and battery energy storage system (BESS) options at Chusul, Ladakh. The project will supply round-the-clock RE power in Chushul. The scope of work includes engineering, procurement, fabrication, supply, commissioning, testing, and ten years of comprehensive operation and maintenance (O&M) of all systems on a turnkey basis.

The project will comprise a 3.2 MWp solar PV plant, 1 MW hydrogen generation system (PEM electrolyzer) for generating 160 kg/day hydrogen, a hydrogen storage facility to store 200 kg usable hydrogen in Type-IV cylinders, BESS of tentatively 300 kW/1200 kWh, and PEM fuel cell system for generating 200 kW of electrical power.

The Solar Energy Corp. of India (SECI) has issued a request for proposals to select a consultancy firm for a 100 MW AC (160 MW DC) solar PV project along with a 40 MW/120 MWh battery energy storage system in the Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh, and a 100 MW AC floating solar PV project on the Getalsud reservoir in the Ranchi district of Jharkhand. The selected consultant will provider owner’s engineering services for the solar-plus-storage project during testing, commissioning and operations of the facility under Innovations in Solar Power & Hybrid Technologies Project in India. For 100 MW floating PV project, the scope includes owner’s engineering services during design, construction, commissioning and operations of the facility.

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