Scatec Solar makes USD-0.0244/kWh bid in Tunisia tender

Solar panels. Image by ABO Wind (www.abo-wind.com).

July 24 (Renewables Now) - Oslo-based Scatec Solar ASA (OSL:SSO) has made a bid of USD 0.0244 (EUR 0.0219) per kWh, a record low for all of Africa, targeting 200 MW of solar power capacity in Tunisia.

The country’s Ministry of Industry and Small and Medium Enterprises has received eight bids for each of five different solar projects with a combined capacity of 500 MW, according to ministry advisor Mehdi Majoul. Scatec Solar’s bid is for the Tataouine project, which is the largest of the bunch.

The table below gives more info on the projects and the bids received based on preliminary results. The technical results of the tender are yet to be announced.

Project name Capacity Lowest bid (USD per kWh)
Tataouine 200 MW 0.0244
Kairouan 100 MW 0.0286
Gafsa 100 MW 0.0272
Sidi Bouzid 50 MW 0.027
Tozeur 50 MW 0.027

In November, the ministry prequalified 16 companies and consortia for the solar tender, including Masdar, EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN), Acciona Energia, Canadian Solar, Enel Green Power, Engie, Fotowatio Renewable Ventures and ACWA Power, in addition to Scatec Solar.

The five solar power plants are expected to begin operations from 2021.

(USD 1.0 = EUR 0.898)

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