After scrapping the previous 100 MW solar tender in May 2019, BPC has now issued another tender for the same capacity to be developed in the form of two projects of 50 MW each.
- BPC has launched a tender for 2 solar PV projects of 50 MW each to be established in the country
- The utility defines broad scope of work as development, implementation, operation and financing of the plants
- As the offtaker for power generated from these projects, BPC will sign PPA with the winners
Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) has come out with a request for qualification (RFQ) for 2 solar power projects of 50 MW capacity each. The Botswana national utility intends to select independent power producers (IPP) to set up the plants. BPC will sign the power purchase agreement (PPA) with the winners and procure power from these facilities.
Through the tender BPC wants to engage companies for development, implementation and operation of the two projects. Winners will also be required to finance these.
Last date to submit the RFQ is September 9, 2019. Tender terms can be viewed on BPC’s website.
BPC’s previous tender call in May 2017 for 100 MW PV capacity with storage attracted 166 bids from local and international players. But the utility cancelled the tender in May 2019 saying it didn’t want to be a part of the joint venture for the 100 MW tender, instead it wanted the project to be completely private owned. It was supposed to issue a fresh tender this summer (see 100 MW Botswana Solar Tender Cancelled).
In November 2018, BPC had launched a request for proposal round for 12 solar power projects with unidentified capacity (see Botswana Solar Tender For 12 Projects).