NHPC concludes 2 GW ISTS-connected solar auction

NHPC Limited has concluded the 2 GW interstate transmission system-connected solar projects auction. The winners include SoftBank, Axis Energy, O2 Power and EDEN, which quoted the lowest L1 tariff of Rs 2.55 per kWh and were awarded 600 MW, 400 MW, 380 MW and 300 MW respectively. Avaada Renewables, which had placed bids for 600 MW, was awarded 320 MW at a tariff of Rs 2.56 per kWh.

NTPC has invited global expressions of interest (EoIs) to provide 10 hydrogen fuel cell (FC)-based electric buses and 12 hydrogen FC-based electric cars in Leh and Delhi. The EoI has been issued by NTPC’s wholly owned subsidiary, NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited. The move to procure hydrogen FC-based vehicles is a first-of-its-kind project in the country. The initiative has been undertaken with the support of the MNRE. The electric vehicles will be part of pilot projects at Leh and Delhi.