Consultancy Tender for 100-150 MW Wind-Solar Hybrid Project With Battery Storage
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) has invited bids from consultants to conduct a feasibility study for developing a 100-150 MW wind-solar hybrid project with a battery energy storage system (BESS) on vacant land for captive use in Andhra Pradesh.
The last date to submit the bids is July 13, 2022. Bids will be opened on the same day.
Bidders must submit ₹200,000 (~$2,560) as an earnest money deposit. The successful bidder must submit a composite performance bank guarantee equivalent to 3% of the project value.
The consultant must submit a detailed draft report within 15 days from the purchase order issuance and submit the final feasibility report incorporating all the changes seven days later.
HPCL has vacant land at Anantpuram Solar Park in Andhra Pradesh for project development.
Only ‘Class I’ and ‘Class II local suppliers’ will be eligible to submit bids for this tender. However, preference will be given only to ‘Class-I local suppliers.’ The local content requirement to categorize a bidder as a ‘Class-I local supplier’ is a minimum of 50%, and a ‘Class-II local supplier’ is 20%.
The bidder should have successfully completed similar works with a minimum capacity of 50 MW in India in the last seven years ending the last day of the month previous to the one in which applications are invited.
Similar works mentioned above mean carrying out the techno-commercial feasibility study for developing wind-solar hybrid power projects under open access regulation for client’s self-use or third party sale, which have been commissioned and are operational with or without the route survey for power evacuation till the injection point.
Alternatively, similar works mean the consultant should have carried out project management consultancy or detailed engineering for developing wind-solar hybrid power projects under open access regulation for client’s self-use or third-party sale, which have been commissioned and are operational.
The average annual financial turnover during the last three years ending March 31, 2022, should be at least ₹1.8 million (~$23,043).
The consultant must study various options available for technology selection for the proposed project development and suggest the best technology available for the solar at the particular land site.
They must also estimate energy generation from the proposed hybrid project based on the solar resource assessment of the site, wind conditions at the location, and technology & design considerations.
The consultant should prepare the power evacuation report, including the study of the present electrical connection with the grid and an assessment of various feasible methods of power evacuation through grid interconnection.
They should also give details of all open access charges applicable to wheel the power generated from solar at the proposed sites to our consumption location in the state.
In July this year, HPCL issued a tender to select a project management consultant to supervise a 10 MW ground-mounted solar project at Ankleshwar, Gujarat.
Earlier, HPCL had invited bids from consultants for a feasibility study to develop solar projects for captive use on vacant lands at its operating locations across the country.
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Rakesh Ranjan is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Prior to joining Mercom, he worked in many roles as a business correspondent, assistant editor, senior content writer, and sub-editor with bcfocus.com, CIOReview/Silicon India, Verbinden Communication, and Bangalore Bias. Rakesh holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). More articles from Rakesh Ranjan.