CLEAN Issues RfP to Demonstrate Lithium Ion Technology for Mini Grids in India

October 23, 2017


Clean Energy Access Network (CLEAN) has issued a request for proposal (RfP) inviting Lithium Ion technology providers and mini-grid developers to develop a pilot project to demonstrate lithium ion technology for mini-grids in India. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will be funding the pilot project. The bid-submission deadline is October 30, 2017.

CLEAN has mandated that the bidding  company (or parent company) should be a manufacturer of Lithium Ion batteries. For the pilot project, CLEAN is looking for mini-grids in the range of 15-20 kW, generating 80-100 kWh of energy per day.

To assess the site selection for the pilot project, prospective mini-grid developers need to share data with the CLEAN team and the potential lithium ion technology provider.

If the CLEAN mini-grid bidder is designating an entire new site based on the capacity mentioned above, cost sharing for the battery system will be conducted in the following manner:

The scope of work is divided between CLEAN, the lithium ion battery provider, and the mini-grid developer in the following manner:


Mini Grid Developer

Lithium Ion Technology Provider

Image Credit: By Mk2010 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Saumy Prateek Saumy is a senior staff reporter with covering business and energy news since 2016. Prior to Mercom, Saumy was a copy editor at Thomson Reuters. Saumy earned his Bachelors Degree in Journalism & Mass Communication from the Manipal Institute of Communication at Manipal University. More articles from Saumy Prateek.