Togo Launches Large Scale Solar PV Tender

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  • With the country’s first procurement exercise for bigger projects, the Togolese government intends to develop solar parks with a combined generation capacity of up to 80 MW.
  • The tender is being held under the umbrella of the World Bank’s Scaling Solar initiative.

The Togolese Agency for Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy has issued a request for pre-qualification to select bidders to develop and construct PV plants with a combined capacity of 60-80 MW.

Link to RFQ here

Through the tender, held under the World Bank’s Scaling Solarinitiative, the Togolese government wants to build PV plants in Kpalassi, near Awandjélo in the Kara region, and at Salimdè, near Sokodé in the central region of the West African nation.

Developers have until March 30 to pre-qualify for the tender.

Scaling Solar

Togo joined the Scaling Solar initiative in July. The program is a “one-stop shop” which supports privately financed, grid-connected solar sites by helping with project development and legal, regulatory and technical analysis.

The planned PV projects would be the first utility scale solar facilities in Togo, which has thus far seen the technology used mainly for rural electrification. International Renewable Energy Agency figures show the African country had only 3 MW of installed PV generation capacity at the end of 2018.

Togo’s 7.5 million people experience frequent energy shortages in a nation in which only 28% of people have access to electricity.

Author: Emiliano Bellini

This article was originally published in pv magazine and is republished with permission.


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