RFP Closed

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL – Technical Support and Services for National Open Access Registry (NOAR) Platform

Funding Agency: 
United States Agency for International Development
Implementing Agency: 
South Asia Regional Energy Hub (SAREH)
RFP Closing Date: 
May 17th, 2021
Questions Due Date: 
April 29th, 2021

National Open Access Registry (NOAR) is conceptualized as a centralized electronic platform to automate the short-term open access approval processes in the Indian electricity market. Power System Operation Corporation Limited (POSOCO), India is the nodal agency for the implementation and subsequent operation of NOAR. The development of the NOAR platform started in July 2020 with the appointment of a system integrator (SI). Read more details about the virtual signing ceremony for NOAR development here.

Although delayed due to COVID-19 impact, the platform development is currently at a very advanced stage of development and the work is expected to finish by August 2021 with potential go-live in subsequent months.

USAID/India has been supporting POSOCO in the development process of NOAR through its Greening the Grid (GTG) Renewable Integration and Sustainable Energy (GTG-RISE) initiative as a pilot on regional coordination and market redesign. USAID/India now plans to continue its support to the NOAR development process till go-live through its South Asia Regional Energy Hub (SAREH) program. As a part of this support, SAREH will provide further program management support to POSOCO till the successful completion, testing and go live of NOAR by POSOCO. SAREH invites proposals from interested parties capable of delivering the necessary support and services to POSOCO related to the NOAR platform. The project will be conducted as part of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) South Asia Regional Energy Hub (SAREH) program.

Please submit your offer in soft copy with a read receipt to Mr. Pramod Kumar Singh, Chief of Party, South Asia Regional Energy Hub, at [email protected].