Ethiopia invites bids for solar mini-grid projects

Ethiopia, Oromia, Langano Lake. Author: Ninara.

October 9 (Renewables Now) - The Ethiopian Electric Utility (EEU) has invited proposals from eligible bidders for the construction of solar-powered mini-grid projects in 25 rural towns and villages throughout the African country.

Interested parties will bid to execute projects that include the construction of a solar power generation facility, installation of a back-up diesel generator and a battery storage system, as well as the operation and maintenance of those for a period of three months.

The deadline for proposals is November 11, 2019.

The overall project has the financial support of the African Development Bank (AfDB), which has provided financing in various currencies, according to an announcement from late September.

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