BHEL Invites Bids to Procure 90 MUs of Round-the-Clock Renewable Power Annually

The last date to submit the bids is September 30, 2023


Bharat Heavy Electricals (BHEL) has invited bids to procure 90 million units (MUs) per annum of round-the-clock (RTC) renewable power on a long-term basis.

The procured power will be supplied to the ex-bus periphery at the company units located in Haridwar (54 MUs), Bhopal (12 MUs), Trichy (12 MUs), and Hyderabad (12 MUs) on a long-term basis.

The last date to submit the bids is September 30, 2023. Bids will be opened on October 2.

Bidders should have a valid license from the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission or the state electricity regulatory commissions for interstate or intrastate electricity trading.

They should use promote only commercially established and operational technologies to minimize the technology risk and achieve timely project commissioning.

Bidders should submit details of commercially operational renewable energy RTC-generating projects or projects expected to be commissioned on or before June 2025.

The successful bidder should plan the dispatch of electricity and convey its availability for scheduling by the state or regional load despatch centers and supply electricity per the provisions of the Grid Code and the Electricity Act, 2003.

The successful bidder can combine storage to ensure that it achieves the required minimum annual availability of 90%, along with maintaining at least 90% availability on a monthly basis for at least 11 months in a year. However, annually, a minimum of 51% of energy should be offered from renewable energy sources.

The renewable energy component, including the Energy Storage System component (charged with renewable energy sources), will be eligible for renewable purchase obligation compliance.

Only type-certified wind turbine models listed in the Revised List of Models and Manufacturers (RLMM) issued by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) can be used for the projects.

BHEL has mandated the use of solar modules from the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM) issued by MNRE.

The solar modules to be used in grid-connected solar power projects must be warranted for peak output wattage, which should not be less than 90% at the end of ten years and 80% at the end of 25 years.

Last month, BHEL invited bids for designing, supplying, and assembling a floating system along with the necessary anchoring and mooring components for a 300 MW floating solar power project at the Rengali Reservoir in Angul district, Odisha.

Earlier, BHEL had invited bids to select a solar project developer to set up a 2 MW grid-connected solar power project at BHEL’s Campus in Ramachandrapuram, Hyderabad, on a build, own, operate, and transfer basis.

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