NTPC has floated a tender for developing three grid-connected solar PV projects with an aggregate capacity of 102 MW. The first project is the 65 MW Kawas solar project in Gujarat, the deadline for which is July 11, 2018. NTPC is also seeking an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for a 15 MW solar PV project in Kerala and a 22 MW solar PV project in Karnataka. The bid-submission deadline for both the projects is July 16, 2018 and July 18, 2018 respectively. In a separate development, NTPC is in discussions with various stakeholders to formulate a power despatch schedule wherein cheaper power will be loaded first into grid and despatched accordingly. The move aims to reduce the cost of power for discoms as well as spur power demand.