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The Togolese Company for Rural Electrification and Renewable Power (AT2ER) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) from shortlisted corporations for a solar energy plant. The 50 MW photo voltaic undertaking shall be developed close to Sokodé in Centrale Area.
Beneath the World Financial institution’s Scaling Photo voltaic Program, the Authorities of Togo launched the tender for this grid-connected photo voltaic plant in December 2019 which was estimated to have between 60 MWac to 80 MWac capability and to be arrange as two tasks.
9 candidates had been chosen, out of twenty that responded to the Request for Prequalification (RFQ), and they’re now being requested for the submission of proposals. The chosen candidates embody three consortiums and 9 particular person corporations.
EDF Renouvelables/Meridiam, Entry/TSK Togo IPP, and ib Vogt/Elsewedy are the three chosen consortiums whereas Engie International Developments B.V., Globeleq Africa Holdings Ltd, Nareva Renouvelables, Scatec Photo voltaic ASA, Taqa Morocco, and Samsung C&T Company are among the many particular person corporations that bought shortlisted.
The photo voltaic undertaking goals to help quite a few low-income, underserved, and conflict-affected areas in attaining power safety and long-term low-income progress. The final date for proposal submission of the photo voltaic plant is December 15, 2022.
The Scaling Photo voltaic initiative brings collectively varied providers beneath a single engagement geared toward creating solar energy infrastructure in its shopper international locations. The ‘one-stop-shop’ program funds grid-connected photo voltaic tasks operational inside two years.
The Togo authorities is looking for diversification of its electrical energy combine and changing into self-sufficient as it’s closely depending on its neighboring international locations to supply electrical energy which comes at a excessive price, and isn’t a dependable supply. The West African nation goals to attain common entry by 2030 beneath the electrification technique.