Kenya Tea Company Launches IPP Solar PV Tender

  • KTDA Power Company (KTPC) Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the largest tea business in East Africa, Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) Holdings, has launched a tender for the construction of a series of small-sized solar projects.
  • The projects will have a capacity ranging from 300 to 1,000 kW and are intended at powering KTDA’s factories located across Kenya.

To address the growing need for renewable energy and to cover factories with insufficient hydropower resources, KTPC has embarked on developing solar PV solutions. Through a grant from the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), KTPC assessed the Solar PV potential for twenty (29) tea factories. The study concluded that all factories studied have sufficient energy demand and solar resources to develop a financially and technically viable Solar PV project.

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KTPC intends to develop solar PV through Independent Power Producers (IPP) who will design, procure, construct, finance and operate the solar PV projects. The IPP will enter into a Power Purchasing Agreement (PPA) with the respective factory to purchase the generated energy.

Closing date for the tender is 30th March 2021.

Link to EOI tender document HERE.

Good luck!

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