Indian state-owned power producer NTPC has launched a tender for large-scale battery storage, just a few days after the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) also began a similar solicitation process.
The strategic procurement group at NTPC subsidiary NTPC Renewable Energy has opened up for competitive bidding from domestic and international entities to develop 250MW/500MWh of battery energy storage system (BESS).
Bidders will be put into a reverse auction system. The scope of works includes everything from design and engineering to transportation, installation and commissioning, while winners will be responsible for operations and maintenance (O&M) for 12 years from the date of commercial operation start.
The standalone BESS would be connected to India’s Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS) from a site near to Fatehgarh-III substation in Rajasthan.
That’s the same substation for which SECI is tendering to connect 500MW/1,000MWh of BESS through its own tariff-based competitive bidding process which was launched in mid-April, as reported by Energy-Storage.news.