NTPC Green Invites Bids for Forecasting and Scheduling of 130 MW Solar Project

The last date for submitting bids is April 4, 2024


NTPC Green Energy (NGEL) has invited bids from qualified coordinating agencies to provide all forecasting and scheduling-related services for the 130 MW Bhadla Solar power project.

The last date for submitting bids is April 4, 2024. Bids will be opened the next day.

Bidders will be responsible for ensuring comprehensive project data collection, utilizing information provided by NGEL, and gathering any additional necessary data daily.

Bidders are tasked with forecasting and scheduling duties, which encompass providing detailed forecasting data in 15-minute increments, timely submission of day-ahead schedules, and intra-day forecasting revisions.

Moreover, bidders have to undertake energy accounting and deviation settlement tasks, including preparing daily and monthly reports, examining DSM statements, and facilitating commercial settlements.

Coordination with stakeholders constitutes another critical facet. Bidders are expected to serve as the primary liaison with the state load dispatch center and engage in day-to-day coordination with various agencies and entities involved in the project.

Lastly, adherence to all ancillary and incidental matters as stipulated in Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission regulations is necessary to ensure compliance throughout the project’s execution.

NGEL has established the Bhadla Solar Power Project (BSPP) within the Bhadla Solar Park Phase-II, situated in Bap Tehsil of Jodhpur District, Rajasthan. The BSPP boasts a total installed capacity of 260 MW.

A power purchase agreement (PPA) has been executed with various DISCOMs in Rajasthan. Electricity generated by the project is aggregated at two pooling substations owned by Rajasthan Renewable Energy Company (RRECL), designated as grid substation (GSS)-1 and GSS-2.

Specifically, power from the project’s 130 MW capacity is pooled at GSS-1, while the remaining 130 MW is directed to GSS-2.

The contract period for the qualified coordinating agency will span 24 months. Bid security and earnest money deposit are not applicable for this tender.

The expenses associated with this package are intended to be covered by the employer’s internal resources and/or through borrowings.

Each bidder can submit only one bid, individually or as a partner in a joint venture or consortium, as per the guidelines specified in the bidding documents.

Bidders should not have any direct or indirect association with a firm or any of its affiliates that the employer has engaged to provide consultancy services for preparing the design, specifications, and other documents related to the execution of works under this invitation for bids.

Bidders are recommended to visit the site to acquaint themselves with the nature and extent of the work and site conditions and obtain all necessary information regarding risks, contingencies, and other factors that may impact their tender.

NTPC Renewable Energy, a subsidiary of NTPC, recently invited bids for the land and power evacuation package to set up a 150 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic power project in Bhadla, Rajasthan.

NTPC also invited bids for retrofitting a solar inverter for the 5 MW solar photovoltaic power project at its Dadri thermal power plant in Uttar Pradesh.

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