Bangladesh aims to have 3.1 GW of renewable energy capacity in the country by 2021. At the end of 2015, it was only 437 MW, with half of it not connected to the grid, according to IEA. Now the country has tendered a 200 MW on-grid PV project. Pictured is the Sadarghat on Burigonga River in Dhaka, Bangladesh (Photo Credit: Faizul Latif Chowdhury/www.goodfreephotos.com)
- BPDB of Bangladesh has launched a tender for 200 MW of solar power capacity
- It needs to be developed in the form of four projects of 50 MW capacity each
- Project locations are identified as Netrakona, Mymensingh, Chuadanga and Chittagong
- Developers will need to scout for land close to nearest grid substation
- Last date to submit bids is August 28, 2018
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The Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) has issued a tender for 200 MW solar PV capacity. It has been divided into four grid connected projects of 50 MW each. Projects will be developed on build-own-operate basis. This is an international tender.
All four projects will be located in Netrakona, Mymensingh, Chuadanga and Chittagong. Land for these projects needs to be arranged by the respective project developer in these locations, but it must be in close proximity to the nearest grid substation.
BPDB will carry out a competitive bidding process to select the winners.
Last date to submit bids is August 28, 2018. More details are available on the website of BPDB.
In October 2017, BPDB signed a 20-year power purchase agreement with Teesta Solar Limited (TSL) and Chinese investor TBEA Xinjiang Sunoasis Co. Ltd for a 200 MW solar power project in Gaibandha (see PPA For 200 MW PV Plant In Bangladesh).
In March 2018, Scatec Solar signed a MoU with Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority to set up a 800 MW solar power plant in the country with an investment of $1 billion (see 800 MW PV Plant For Bangladesh).
The Asian country wants to achieve 10% share of renewables in its total energy mix by 2021. According to information available on the website of International Energy Agency (IEA), under the government’s Scaling Up Renewable Energy Program for Bangladesh (SREP Bangladesh), it is aiming for 3.1 GW renewable energy capacity by 2021. Solar PV is targeted to contribute 1,676 MW. At the end of 2015, its renewable energy capacity was a total of 437 MW, but only half of it was connected to the grid.