Capacity will be doled out to bidders in five blocks of 125MW each following a competitive bidding process. Flickr: Pranav

Capacity will be doled out to bidders in five blocks of 125MW each following a competitive bidding process. Flickr: Pranav

Indian utility NTPC has invited bids for 625MW of solar PV at the Ananthapuramu Ultra Mega Solar Park in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

Capacity will be doled out to bidders in five blocks of 125MW each following a competitive bidding process using a reverse auction format. The projects are 'open category' meaning that the source of modules is not restricted.

The tender is for the design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, packing and forwarding, transportation, unloading, storage, installation and commissioning of grid-connected solar capacity, which will be awarded to multiple bidders. Winning bidders must also provide O&M services for a period of five years.

The deadline for receipt of bids comprising both techno-commercial bid and bid price is 7 July 2016.

last February the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), announced it would float a tender for PV capacity within the same 750MW Ananthapurama Solar Park including energy storage capacity. Every bidder for solar capacity in that tender will have to include a small storage system beside its PV plant, coming to a combined total of 100MW storage capacity.

India also recently surpassed 7GW of installed solar capacity, according to ministry of new and renewable energy figures.

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Tags: india, ntpc, andhra pradesh, ananthapurama

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