Tata Power Seeks to Procure 150 MW of Non-Solar Renewable Power on a Short-Term Basis

The deadline for bid submission is February 21, 2020


Tata Power-Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL) has issued a request for proposal (RfP) for procuring up to 150 MW of renewable (non-solar) power on a short-term basis for meeting its renewable purchase obligation (RPO).

The tender, however, adds that Tata Power-DDL can further increase the requirement by 20% if there is a shortfall in the procurement.

The last date for the submission of bids is February 21, 2020, while the opening date for non-financial technical bids has been scheduled for February 24, 2020.

Regarding the earnest money deposit (EMD), interested bidders need to pay a sum of ₹30,000 (~$421)/MW/month on round-the-clock (RTC) basis for the maximum capacity which they wish to offer, and it will be reduced on a pro-rata basis in case the bids are invited on an hourly basis.

For example, for a requirement of 1 MW for 15 days for 10 hours, the EMD shall be calculated as ₹30,000 x (15 days/30 or 31 days) x (10 hours/24 hours).

The successful bidder will be required to furnish a contract performance guarantee (CPG) within seven days for an amount of ₹200,000 (~$2,807)/MW/month.

According to the tender document, the successful bidder will be required to apply for short-term open access in such a manner that they are able to supply power from May 1, 2020, to October 15, 2020, up to a capacity of 150 MW.

Tata Power-Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL) : Procurement Of Renewable Power (Non-Solar) On Short-Term Basis

According to the qualification criteria mentioned in the tender document, the bidder may offer power up to 150 MW indicated in the RfP for the respective period. The supply of power may be offered from either one or more than one source, but each of them shouldn’t offer less than 40 MW.

The company further added that the bidder would quote a single tariff at the delivery point which will include capacity charge, energy charge, trading margin (in case the bidder is a trader), applicable point of connection charges/ losses up to the delivery point, and all taxes, duties, and cess. Tata Power-DDL will procure power from the successful bidders in the order of their rankings, which will be decided based on their quoted tariffs.

The successful bidder will also be responsible for booking the open access transmission corridor to the regional load dispatch center (RLDC) in line with the applicable short-term open access regulations. Presently, open access can be applied for three months in advance.

Last year, the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) provided relief to the TPDDL after the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission penalized it for not meeting its renewable purchase obligation. The DISCOM had argued that the commission imposed a penalty due to misinterpretation of facts which, according to the company, “is absolutely an erroneous assumption.” The DERC had imposed penalties of ₹17.2 million (~$240,000) last week on TPDDL and ₹28.8 million (~$410,000) each on BSES Yamuna Power Ltd. (BYPL) and BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd. (BRPL).

Recently, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) gave its approval to Tata Power Company Limited-Distribution (TPC-D) to procure 150 MW of power on a long-term basis from solar projects at a tariff of ₹2.83 (~$0.039)/kWh.