Top Wind Energy Tenders in 2023 [Infographics]

The top three wind project development tenders were issued by SECI


A total of 21 GW of wind energy tenders were floated by various agencies in 2023,  according to Mercom India Research. Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) floated the top three tenders, and the fourth and fifth by NTPC Renewable Energy and Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam (GUVNL).

Here is a list of the top wind tenders in 2023:

#1 The largest wind tender in 2023 was floated by SECI to set up 1.35 GW inter-state transmission system (ISTS)-connected wind power projects (Tranche-XVI) with a 700 MW greenshoe option. The projects will be located in Gujarat (1 GW + 500 MW greenshoe), Karnataka (250 MW + 150 MW), and Rajasthan (100 MW + 50 MW).

#2 The second largest tender was also floated by SECI for selecting project developers to set up 1.3 GW ISTS-connected wind power projects (Tranche-XV) anywhere in India on a build own operate (BOO) basis. The scope of the work includes identifying land, installation, and ownership of the project, obtaining connectivity and necessary approvals, and interconnection with the ISTS network for power supply to SECI.

#3 The third largest tender floated by SECI was to develop 1,200 MW of ISTS-connected wind power projects (Tranche XIV) in the country. The scope of work includes land identification, project installation, obtaining connectivity, long-term access, and necessary approval and interconnection with the ISTS network to supply power to SECI. Wind project developers will be responsible for the land acquisition required to set up the projects.

#4 NTPC Renewable Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTPC, floated the fourth largest tender for supplying and installing up to 370 wind turbine generators (WTG) for ISTS-connected wind power projects with a cumulative capacity of 1 GW. The project scope includes designing, engineering, manufacturing, supplying, erecting, installing, testing, and commissioning the WTGs with a rating of 2.7 MW or higher and a maximum rotor diameter of 156 meters.

#5 The fifth largest tender was issued by GUVNL to procure power from 500 MW of grid-connected wind projects (Phase V) with a greenshoe option of an additional capacity of up to 500 MW. GUVNL may enter a PPA with successful bidders for 25 years from the scheduled commercial operation date of the project or the date of full commissioning of the project, whichever is earlier. Bidders can bid for a minimum capacity of 25 MW for intrastate projects and a minimum capacity of 50 MW for interstate projects.