February 18 (Renewables Now) - Two power distribution companies (discoms) in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh are seeking proposals for the deployment of 600 MW of hybrid wind-solar projects with a battery storage component.
The Request for Selection (RfS) was issued by the Southern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh Ltd (APSPDCL) and the Eastern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh Ltd (APEPDCL). Bids will be accepted by March 18, 2019, with techno-commercial proposals to be opened on the same date. Financial bids will be opened on March 25, Mercom Capital reports.
Interested parties will be able to submit proposals for at least 200 MW, with individual project capacities of 50 MW minimum, and will be allowed to bid for the whole targeted capacity, as well. Successful projects will be awarded 25-year power purchase agreements with the two discoms.
The Andhra Pradesh government aims to have 18 GW of renewables by fiscal 2021/22. Its installed solar capacity currently stands at 2.75 GW, according to Mercom.