German Development Cooperation
German Technical Cooperation

Tender Notice

“Techno-economic review on flexibility potential of hydro power in India to adapt to fluctuating power generation from renewable energy sources”

To enhance and deepen the strategic political dialogue about the ongoing energy transition in both countries, the German Chancellor and the Indian Prime Minister established the Indo-German Energy Forum (IGEF) in April 2006. Strategic cooperation projects between the German and the Indian government, research institutions, and the private sector are the major objectives of the IGEF. The focus areas of this high-level bilateral forum are energy efficiency, renewable energy, and energy security, investment in energy projects as well as collaborative research and development, considering environmental and social challenges of a sustainable development.

Pumped-storage hydropower project (PSP) is one of the options, whereby, pumping water from a lower reservoir to an upper reservoir provides for storage as well as generation. It is estimated that India will need large number of storage options until 2030 with a significant potential share coming from PSP. Besides a renewable form of energy, PSP facilitates grid stabilization allowing a high penetration of variable renewables such as wind and solar into existing electricity grids. Pumped storage, existing and under- construction, may be used for peaking or balancing of system on the direction of regional/ national level system operator only.

In this context, GIZ plans to engage consultancy services of a competent national firm to provide consultancy support to develop a report on the above topic and provide guidelines for various facets of the flexibility potential.

The bidding firm will have to submit the proposal in digital format / electronically –

please refer to the bidding conditions and follow the instructions carefully.

The detailed documentation with regards to this call for proposals includes:

  • Terms of Reference for the Assignment
  • Grid for Assessing the Eligibility of Firms
  • Technical Evaluation Grid
  • Bidding Conditions
  • General Terms & Conditions of Contracts


: 2nd March, 2020
: 20th April, 2020
: 24th April, 2020

: 15th May, 2020


GIZ reserves the right to cancel/modify this tender and / or reject a bid document including subsequently a technical and financial proposal, without assigning any reasons.