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December 13 (Renewables Now) - The government of Sindh, Pakistan, on Tuesday announced its intention to launch a tender for 50 MW of solar projects in the province with the help of the World Bank.
The pilot auction will be tariff-based and will be the first one conducted under this particular mechanism, the provincial government's energy secretary Agha Wasif Abbas said during the One Planet Summit in Paris, as cited by local media. The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) first enabled such tariff-based solar auctions in March as a replacement for the feed-in tariff (FiT) programme.
The provincial government’s energy department has issued a request for information (RFI), while a bidding process is planned to be launched in the second quarter of next year.
The proposed tender will be carried out under a larger programme on solar and renewable energy that is being devised by the Sindh government with the support of the World Bank. It will be for a solar project on government-owned land near the capital Hyderabad, estimated to have a potential for the production of about 85,000 MWh of electricity per year.