Web Exclusive | November 2018
NTPC issues 190 MW solar-wind hybrid tender
India’s largest power generation company NTPC, that successfully auctioned 1.2 GW of capacity in its first wind energy tender recently, is now making its mark in the solar-wind hybrid. Calling upon developers to set up 60 MW of wind energy and 130 MW of solar power capacity, NTPC has issued its first tender for a solar-wind hybrid power project at Kudgi, in Karnataka.
Before issuing the tender, NTPC did a thorough research and development (R&D) by setting up small wind and solar PV projects of 2 MW and 1.7 MW, respectively on the site. Due to a positive result from this R&D, NTPC went ahead to launch the larger tender. Of a substantial capacity, the tender is one of the three tenders that are currently open for bidding in the country.