February 18 (Renewables Now) - The Energy Commission of Malaysia last week announced a new round of competitive bidding for 500 MW of grid-connected solar projects in Peninsular Malaysia.
The tender, launched on Thursday, is the third under Malaysia’s Large Scale Solar (LSS) programme. Projects with capacities of between 1 MW and 100 MW can take part in the competition. The deadline for submissions under the request for proposals (RFP) is August 19, 2019.
Winning projects will sell their output to utility Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) under power purchase agreements (PPAs). The plants from the latest tender are scheduled for completion in 2021, adding to some 958 MW of LSS projects expected to be switched on until 2020.
During the previous round of the LSS programme in December 2017, a total of 563 MW of projects were awarded, exceeding the targeted capacity of 460 MW.