Gujarat utility tenders for 500MW of renewables-plus-storage
- State-owned utility Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) has opened up a 500MW tender for renewable energy coupled with energy storage space systems (ESS) to bring electrical energy to remote, off-grid villages in Gujarat, India.
GUVNL is looking for to get in power purchase agreements (PPAs) for approximately 500MW of grid-connected renewable energy as well as ESS capable of providing the peak power demands of local circulation business (discoms).
The 25-year PPAs will certainly assist GUVNL to meet its eco-friendly power purchase obligations (RPPO) along with the future needs of discoms.
Projects suggested can be either solar PV, wind or a combination of both, coupled with power storage. Nevertheless, particular minimum capacity demands use based upon the picked mix: for instance, plants with wind and a co-located storage system without solar have to be 25MW or more.
On the other hand various other configurations have a 50MW minimum demand, and various other specifications use such that if a wind-solar as well as battery hybrid is proposed, the smaller of the two renewable energy systems have to be sized to a minimum of 33% of the overall gotten capacity.
Peak time and also off-peak time tariffs will certainly be paid to winning projects, with off-peak tariffs set at a flat rate of INR2.29/ kWh (US$ 0.029/ kWh) as well as peak tariffs to be determined with the tender's reverse public auction system.
Bid submission deadlines are at the end of July as well as in very early August.
This story was originally released on PV Tech sis site website Energy-Storage. news on 15 June.