September 26 (Renewables Now) - Tanzania Electric Supply Co Ltd (TANESCO) last week published tender invitations for the development of 150 MWp of solar and 200 MW of wind projects across the country.
TANESCO is seeking developers to conduct feasibility study, finance, build, own, operate and transfer solar power projects of at least 20 MWp and up to 50 MWp. The government-owned utility will procure power from the projects, to be located in the Dodoma, Singida, Shinyanga, Mwanza, Simiyu and Iringa regions.
The wind invitation for qalification (IfQ) is looking for applicants to develop "some of the planned wind power projects" in the country. The project should be located in the Singida, Njombe and Dodoma regions and be completed between 2018 and 2020. Their size should be of at least 50 MW, with up to 100 MW of capacity to be connected in one substation.
Both invitations read that "[p]rospective developers who have earlier expressed their interests to develop wind [/solar]power projects by way of concept note, MoU or any other form and have submitted documents to TANESCO are advised to participate in this tendering process."
The deadline for applications in both processes is October 19.