Renewables subsidiary of India's NTPC releases 500MWh battery storage space tender

May 3, 2022 01:23 PM ET
  • Indian state-owned power producer NTPC has actually launched a tender for large-scale battery storage space, simply a couple of days after the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) also started a comparable solicitation process.
Renewables subsidiary of India's NTPC releases 500MWh battery storage space tender
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The strategic procurement group at NTPC subsidiary NTPC Renewable Energy has opened up for competitive bidding from domestic as well as international entities to create 250MW/500MWh of battery energy storage system (BESS).

Bidders will certainly be taken into a reverse auction system. The scope of works consists of everything from layout and also design to transport, installment and appointing, while winners will be in charge of operations and maintenance (O&M) for 12 years from the date of commercial operation begin.

The standalone BESS would be linked to India's Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS) from a site close to Fatehgarh-III substation in Rajasthan.

That coincides substation for which SECI hurts to link 500MW/1,000 MWh of BESS through its very own tariff-based competitive bidding procedure which was introduced in mid-April, as reported by Energy-Storage. information.

SECI is preparing that tender as the very first tranche of 4,000 MWh of purchase.

NTPC Renewable Energy's moms and dad firm is additionally thought to be looking for to tender at least 1,000 MWh of BESS for release at several of its numerous thermal nuclear power plant sites in India-- NPTC has a 65GW portfolio of generation properties-- and also these tenders from state-backed business have actually driven excellent interest in India's energy storage space market.

US BESS supplier Powin Energy just recently released a collaboration with India energy business O2 Power to take on possibilities including however not limited to those solicitations. Powin senior VP Danny Lu informed Energy-Storage. news that it was critically important to the Oregon-headquartered manufacturer to discover a companion like O2 which had experience of and understood the Indian market deeply, particularly when it came to tendering, which Lu said can be unique and details to regional market problems.

Respondents to NTPC Renewable Energy's most recent tender have to place in their proposals by 6 June. They should be able to show record as well as meet annual turnover requirements, while the BESS equipment put in place has to experience less than 2.5% destruction of MWh capacity each year and also retain 70% of capacity by the end of the 12 year agreement term.

Full details of the tender can be seen in NTPC's document below.

Last week, Energy-Storage. news reported that NTPC had actually signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore the possibility of collaborating with Energy Vault, a European-American start-up working to commercialise an unique form of gravity-based mechanical energy storage.

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