Maldives invites bidders to mount 40 MW of BESS

Jun 12, 2021 12:20 PM ET
  • The federal government of the Republic of Maldives on Thursday introduced a tender process to prequalify bidders on projects involving the supply and installation of battery power storage space systems (BESS) completing 40 MW/40 MWh of ability.
Maldives invites bidders to mount 40 MW of BESS
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The capability is divided in two whole lots-- among 24 MW/24 MWh as well as one more one of 16 MW/16 MWh-- and will be distributed in between 22 island grids, the federal government said.

The projects are to be provided on an EPC basis.

Interested bidders can locate thorough info on the prequalification procedure on the state gazette's internet site below:

The Maldivian federal government was sustained with a USD-23-million (EUR 19m) concessional lending from the Clean Technology Fund to cover for the setups under the BESS tender. The initiative is in addition backed by the World Bank via its Accelerating Renewable Energy Assimilation as well as Sustainable Energy (ARISE) project.

The World Bank is also running the Accelerating Sustainable Private Investments in Renewable Energy (ASPIRE) programme on the Maldives, which is routed as sustaining investments in solar PV power.

The same islands covered by the BESS tender will additionally organize PV systems, subject to separate contracts as well as to be established on an independent power purchase basis, via ARISE and ASPIRE, the federal government said.

The atoll country has actually established the target to come to be carbon neutral by 2030 and also raise the share of renewable energy by 20% by 2023 compared to 2018 levels. While Maldives' mounted solar PV power capability expanded to 21.52 MW from 1.64 MW in 2009-2019, at present, renewables still represent just 4% of the nationwide power mix, according to the Maldivian government.

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