Mauritius issues RFPs for Procurement of 140MW Renewable Energy
The Central Electricity Board of Mauritius (CEB) has issued two Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for the procurement of a combined 140MW of power from small-scale renewable energy hybrid facilities.
CEB is the power generation and distribution agency on the island of Mauritius.
According to the RFP documents sighted by ConstructAfrica, in the preceding year Mauritius generated nearly 24% of its energy requirement through renewable sources. The RFP documents also state that the Government of Mauritius government is targeting 35% contribution of renewables to the energy mix by the year 2025, and 60% contribution by the year 2030. The country is reported to have an installed solar generation capacity of 83 megawatts, as at the end of the year 2020.
Successful bidders will enter into an Energy Supply and Purchase Agreement (ESPA) with CEB for 20 years.
The first RFP calls for “Purchase of Electrical Energy from Renewable Energy Hybrid Facilities (Solar PV+ Battery Storage)”. The scope of work for the first RFP, as described in the RFP document is:
- To set up Renewable Energy Hybrid Facilities comprising of Solar PV and Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) that could guarantee a firm and stable power output to the CEB’s grid. The net output capacity for each REHF shall be in the range of 10 MWac to 30 MWac.
- A bidder may bid for one or more REHF project, but the capacity of each project shall be above 10 MWac and limited to 30MWac.
Through the first RFP tender, the Central Electricity Board of Mauritius will accommodate 100 megawatts (+/- 10%) of Renewable Energy Hybrid Facilities.
Interested bidders for the first RFP have until 22 June 22 to submit their bids. Bids for the first RFP will be publicly opened on the same day (22 June 2022) at 13.45pm (Mauritius time) in the presence of bidder's representatives.
The second RFP calls for “Purchase of Electrical Energy from Small Scale Renewable Energy Hybrid Facilities”. The scope of work for the second RFP, as described in the RFP document, is:
- to set up Small Scale Renewable Energy Hybrid Facilities (SSREHF) comprising of at least two renewable energy technologies including solar PV and Battery Energy Storage System. The net output capacity for each SSREHF shall be in the range of 10 MWac to 30 MWac. The other RE technologies may include hydro, wind, wave, biogas, waste, tidal etc. Bidders are recommended to include not more than two RE technologies within their facility.
- The net output capacity for the SSREHF shall be in the range of 1MWac to 10 MWac. A bidder may bid for one or more SSREHF but the capacity of each project shall be above 1 MWac and limited to 10MWac.
- The SSREHF shall be capable to export firm and stable power to the CEB grid during the day and also at night
Through the second RFP tender, the Central Electricity Board of Mauritius will accommodate 40 megawatts (+/- 10%) of Renewable Energy Hybrid Facilities.
Further information on both RFPs can be found on the Tenders page of the CEB website at: ceb.mu/procurement/tender.
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