NTPC Seeking Developers for 190 MW Solar Project in Nokh Solar Park

NTPC has tendered for the selection of solar power developers for setting up a 190 MW solar project at the Nokh Solar Park in Rajasthan.

NTPC Ltd has issued a tender, inviting bids from eligible bidders, for the selection of solar power developers for setting up a 190 MW grid-connected solar PV power project at the Nokh Solar Park in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.

The park being developed through Rajasthan Solar Park Development Company [i.e. Solar Power Park Developer (SPPD)] in Nokh Village in the Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan.

The last date for bid submission is February 10, 2021, and the techno-commercial bids will be opened on the same date. The date and time of opening of the price bids an e-reverse auction will be intimated separately by the NTPC. A pre-bid meeting has been scheduled for January 27, 2021, to address the concerns raised by the prospective bidders.

It has been specified that the selected bidders should only deploy commercially established and operational technologies to minimize the technology risk and achieve the project’s commissioning. The cells and modules used in the project should be sourced only from the models and manufacturers included in the ‘Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM)’ issued by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).

The solar plant should be designed with the inter-connection at the pooling substation at the solar park through a dedicated transmission line at a voltage level of 33 kV. The entire cost of transmission infrastructure for connecting the project up to the interconnection point, including the construction cost of the line and losses, will be borne by the developer.

To be eligible for participating in the bidding process, the bidders should have a minimum annual turnover of Rs 41.45 lakh/MW of their quoted capacity. And the net worth of the bidder should be equal to greater than Rs 80 lakh/MW as of the last date for the last financial year.

Furthermore, bidders from countries that share a border with India will be eligible to bid in this tender provided that they are registered with the competent authority.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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