Ethiopia eyes 500MW in Scaling Solar Round 2

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Ethiopia kickstarted the second round of its World Bank-led Scaling Solar programme with a 500MWac solar tender, while the first 250MWac round is still approaching the final proposal stage.

The Public-Private Partnerships Directorate General (PPP-DG) within the Ministry of Finance issued a Request for Pre-Qualification (RFQ) for the PV capacity on Wednesday and the deadline for application submissions is 29 May 2019. The next stage will involve a Request for Proposals (RFP) from pre-qualified bidders.

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The proposal is for four separate PV projects at Weranso, Welencheti, Humera and Mekelle.

International bidders are encouraged to participate in consortia with local private partners.

Earlier this month, PPP-DG issued an RfP for the first 250MWac Scaling Solar tender, asking the 12 pre-qualified bidders to submit their final proposals before the end of June.

Scaling Solar programmes are also active in Senegal, Zambia and Madagascar.

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