• Under GET FiT Zambia, round 2 to develop 100 MW solar power capacity has been launched
  • Request for proposals can be submitted by November 29, 2018
  • GET FiT Zambia secretariat expects tender process to be complete in early 2019

The request for proposal (RFP) stage for a 100 MW solar power tender under Zambia’s GET FiT program has been launched. A total of 10 companies had been shortlisted in round 1 in June 2018, comprising two consortiums and 8 companies (see 10 Bidders Shortlisted For 100 MW Zambia Tender).

Developed as part of the Zambian Renewable Energy strategy, GET FiT Zambia is managed by Germany’s KfW Development Bank. Post shortlisting bidders, Zambia’s government and national utility ZESCO finalized standardized project agreements, and assessed proposed sites to ensure grid availability for the projects before launching the RFP round.

Shortlisted bidders now have time till November 29, 2018 to submit their bids. Entire process is expected to be completed in early 2019 post thorough technical and financial evaluation. ZESCO will enter PPAs for 25-year period with successful bidders. More details about the tender are available on the website of GET FiT Zambia.

Norway based engineering and consulting firm Multiconsult is responsible for designing and implementing the tender process for GET FiT Zambia. It recently opened its local office in Lusaka, that will also serve as the secretariat of GET FiT Zambia (see Multiconsult Opens Office In Zambia).