NTPC Tenders for Solarization of 47 LDC & SIDS Member Countries of ISA

NTPC Tenders for Solarization of 47 LDC & SIDS Member Countries of ISA

NTPC Ltd has issued an EoI for the solarization of LDC and SIDS member countries of the International Solar Alliance (ISA).

NTPC Solarization ISA Member Countries

NTPC Ltd has issued an expression of interest (EoI) for the solarization of Least Developed Countries (LDC) and Small-Island Developing States (SIDS) member countries of the International Solar Alliance (ISA).

ISA as part of its goal to reduce the cost of finance for solar projects, and the cost of solar technology and mobilize more than USD 1000 billion of solar investments by 2030, intends to implement demonstration projects in its LDC and SIDS member countries through the technical and financial assistance of approximately USD 3 million.

The alliance intends to provide financial assistance to the members for the implementation of pilot projects across 3 themes viz. ISA CARES Initiative, ISA Solar Water Pumping Programme (SWPS), and ISA Solar Cold Storage Initiative. It aims to promote innovative technologies and efficient business models with the implementation of these three categories of demonstration projects.

Further, ISA has engaged NTPC also a corporate partner, as an implementation partner/ Project Management Consultant for these demonstration projects. NTPC plans to provide end-to-end support to ISA by coordinating and supervising the projects starting from need assessment to the final commissioning and handing over of the project to the member country.

And NTPC has thus invited the EOIs to assess the market response from the vendors/parties to determine further course of action in procurement of goods and services for the solarization projects. The purpose of this EOI is also to determine the capability and capacity and willingness of applicants.

The plan is to implement “solarisation projects” in various member countries across various themes as under: 

  • Solar Powered Cold Storage (5MT) 
  • Solar Water Pumps for Agricultural purpose (1 to 5 HP) 
  • Solar Powered RO Water System (5000 LPD) 
  • Off-Grid Solar PV system for Primary Health Care Centers (5-6 KW with Battery Energy Storage System (BESS))
  • Combination of above projects 

NTPC on behalf of ISA is exploring the market for interested applicants who have a track record of working as EPC contractors in providing any of the solarization projects and related services in countries. The applicants are required to execute the projects on a turnkey basis including engineering, supply, erection, commissioning, warranty/maintenance support for a period of three years. 

The last date for submission of EOIs is January 4, 2020, and the bids will be opened on January 5, 2020.

For the list of the 47 member countries selected for the EOI, and the details on the projects click here.

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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.