NTPC Floats 1000 MWh Grid Connected BESS Tender

NTPC Limited has invited expression of interest (EoI) from Indian and global companies to set up 1,000 MWh of grid-connected battery energy storage systems (BESS) on the premises of its power projects across India.


NTPC is looking for a complete end-to-end solution from eligible applicants for the BESS facility, including storage project, power conversion system, the balance of project, battery management system, including software solution for optimized operation of BESS.

When deployed by NTPC, the grid-scale BESS will be available for participation in both primary and secondary frequency response services and enhance the availability and quality of reserves in the grid.

To participate in the bidding process, the bidder should be a battery energy storage manufacturer and should have manufactured and supplied batteries for grid-connected BESS of cumulative capacity of 5 MW/5 MWh or higher.

Additionally, the bidder should have carried out work of grid-interactive BESS of a cumulative installed capacity of 5 MW/5 MWh.

Interested applicants will be invited to undertake projects at single or multiple NTPC stations to set up facilities and scalable models for further additional requirements.

The last date to submit the bids is August 10, 2021, and the bids will be opened on August 11.

Reference- NTPC website, Mercom India, Economic Times, The Hindu, Business Standard