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Bolivia opens second public call for 50-MW PV project

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Feb 3 (Renewables Now) - Bolivia's National Electricity Company (ENDE) published this week the second public call for bids for a 50-MW photovoltaic (PV) plant construction contract.

Named Planta Solar Fotovoltaica Oruro, the PV project will receive funds from the French Development Agency (AFD) under a contract the Bolivian government signed with the foreign institution, ENDE noted.

The opening of offers in the public tender has been set for March 30. This call is for the design, supply and construction, operation and maintenance of the solar power plant in the department of Oruro.

All the bidding documents and guidelines for this tender can be obtained from ENDE's website.

Currently, Spanish-Bolivian consortium Emias-Elecnor is building a 5.2-MW solar plant in Tarija department while an additional 65 MW of solar projects are under way.

Bolivia expects to reach 545 MW of renewable power generation by 2020, representing 12% of the country's total electrical generation.

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