Mahindra Susten Private Limited, a part of the Mahindra & Mahindra Group, will set up the country‘s first utility-scale energy storage project in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The company emerged as the lowest bidder in a tender by NLC India. The solar-powered project will have a capacity of 20 MW with 28 MWh storage capacity. Mahindra Susten will provide EPC services, and operations and maintenance for 25 years for a total price of Rs 2.99 billion. Other contenders in the tender were the Adani Group and Hero Future Energies Limited. In line with the union government‘s initiative to promote battery-backed solar power projects, SECI and NTPC had also planned to award such projects, but scrapped it after inviting bids.