Sri Lanka’s Tenders For 130 MW AC Solar Capacity

Ceylon Electricity Board Invites Bids For 130 MW AC Ground Mounted/Floating Solar PV Projects

Sri Lanka’s Tenders For 130 MW AC Solar Capacity

Of the 2 solar tenders of CEB, 30 MW AC capacity needs to be developed as ground mounted/floating solar projects. (Illustrative Photo; Photo Credit: Kitthanes/Shutterstock.com)

  • CEB has announced 2 new solar PV tenders for a combined capacity of 130 MW AC
  • It entails a 100 MW AC project to be built as a ground mounted facility in Siyambalanduwa
  • Remaining 30 MW AC capacity will be set up as ground mounted/floating solar capacity at various substations

The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) of Sri Lanka has launched 2 separate tenders comprising 100 MW AC ground mounted solar power plant in Siyambalanduwa, and 30 MW AC capacity to be developed as ground mounted/floating solar on build-own-operate (BOO) basis.

Bidders for the 100 MW AC solar power plant will be expected to finance, design, supply, construct, commission, and provide operation and maintenance (O&M) services for the project while constructing a 132 kV transmission facility on turnkey basis from Siyamabalanduwa to Monaragala grid substation.

Winner will get project land on lease during the project period and it will enter into power purchase agreement (PPA) with CEB for 20 years. Last date to submit bids for this tender launched on August 22, 2022 is October 21, 2022.

Interested developers can also submit their proposals for the development of 30 MW AC capacity as ground mounted/floating solar PV plants for 20-year operational period. A single plant can have an installed capacity ranging between 1 MW AC to 5 MW AC.

CEB has provided grid substation and capacity limit of 2 MW AC at Beliatta, 10 MW AC at Matara, 3 MW AC at Nawalapitiya, 7 MW AC Pallekele, and 8 MW AC at Vavunathivu. Proposals will be considered only if the developer submits documents registered in the land registry as a proof. The agency will enter into 20-year PPA with the winners.

Launched on August 29, 2022, the last date to submit proposals is October 27, 2022.

In March 2022, CEB entered a joint venture (JV) agreement for 100 MW solar PV plant to be installed in Sampur, with India’s NTPC (see India & Sri Lanka Sign JV For Solar Power).

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