Uzbekistan releases most current tender for 500MW of solar
- Uzbekistan has started the request for certification phase for a solar tender that will support three projects totalling up to 500MW, including one combined with a battery energy storage space system.
The tender procedure looks for independent power producers to design, money, run, keep and also transfer the 150MWac Namangan, 100MWac Khorezm and 200MWac Bukhara plants. It is imagined that the Bukhara project will also include battery storage space parts with an ability of around 63MW.
Interested events have until 29 November 2021 to submit credentials papers. Winning bidders will certainly be made up for the sale of electricity via a 25-year power purchase contract authorized with a state-owned power off-taker.
The tender is being accomplished along with the International Finance Corporation as part of the World Bank's Scaling Solar program, which intends to make it easier for federal governments to swiftly obtain and also develop big solar projects with personal financing.
A previous Uzbek tender under Scaling Solar saw Masdar secure the civil liberties to establish two PV plants in the nation with an integrated capability of 440MW after uploading lower quotes than other participants such as ACWA Power and also Total Amount Eren.
Masdar has given that won an additional tender to build a 457MW solar plant in Uzbekistan and likewise ushered in the 100MW Nur Navoi farm, the nation's initial utility-scale solar project.
On the back of its solar tenders in the last 2 years and also rising electrical power need, Uzbekistan might enhance its 2030 PV deployment target from 5GW to 7GW, the energy ministry stated last month.