Mozambique launches tender for 60 MW solar power plant

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), member of the World Bank, and state-owned Mozambican power utility Electricidade de Mozambique have issued a have issued a Request for Expression of Interest for consultants to support the development of small solar parks. Interested parties can submit their proposals until August 1, 2019. These solar parks will be installed between three and five locations throughout the country. These projects will range in capacity form 10 MW to 15 MW and will add up to a collective capacity of 60 MW.

Such a tender breaks from the country’s tradition of installing off-grid and micro grid projects. Furthermore, doing so would enable the country to realize its solar potential for utility scale power generation. Currently this potential is only limited to a 40 MW Mocuba Solar IPP project. This project was installed by Scatec Solar at a cost of $76 million. The project had a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Electricidade de Mocambique.

Source: World Atlas