Odisha launches 500 MW/2,500 MWh energy storage tender

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GRIDCO (formerly Grid Corp. of Odisha Ltd), the State designated entity for bulk power procurement of DISCOMs, has invited bids from energy storage system (ESS) developers to provide 500 MW of energy storage capacity, connected to the central transmission utility/Odisha state transmission utility, with five hours of evening peak support.

The selected bidder will supply power to GRIDCO for a period of five years from technology-agnostic energy storage systems, with the commencement of supply starting from April 1, 2026. The charging power for the energy storage system will be supplied by the developer.

The selection of energy storage system developers for the total capacity of 2,500 MWh will be carried out through tariff-based competitive bidding followed by e-reverse auction process. The minimum bid size will be 250 MWh, i.e., 50 MW x 5 hours, and the maximum bid size will be 1,250 MWh, i.e., 250 MW x 5 hours.

Setting up of the energy storage systems and interconnection of the energy storage systems with the central transmission utility/Odisha state transmission utility will be the responsibility of the selected developer. The developer will inject power to the grid in accordance with the dispatch instructions of the State Load Dispatch Centre, Odisha, in consultation with GRIDCO.

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