Tunisia issues fifth 70 MW PV tender

The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energies has kicked off a fifth tender to develop and build several solar power plants up to 10 MW in size, pv-magazine reports.

Through this tender, the government aims to build six solar power plants with installed power capacities of 10 MW each and 1o smaller solar arrays of 1 MW in size.

The deadline to submit project proposals is March 25, 2021. Selected projects will sell electricity to STEG, Tunisia’s state-owned utility, under a long-term power purchase agreement, the same source adds.

In its first procurement exercise finalized in May 2017, the Tunisian government-contracted seven 10 MW projects from domestic companies and Tunisian-international consortia. The government launched a second tender for 70 MW in 2019 and decided on six 10 MW projects proposed by Tunisian and international developers.


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