Ethiopia’s Public-Private Partnerships Branch re-worked the capacity of the pre-qualification application for the installation of solar plants. The country has phased down the capacity of those plants from 750 MW to 500 MW, spread over six locations.
The plants will be located in the host communities of Weranso, Welenchiti, Humera, Mekele, Metema/Bahir Dar, and Hurso.
The deadline for submission of documents has also been extended to July 9, from the previous May 29 date. According to the Directorate General, candidates will be judged on “their experience, expertise, financial resources, and ability to build projects.”
The setting up of these plants is part of the Scaling Solar program implemented by Ethiopia with the support of the World Bank.
This is the second phase of the Scaling Solar program in Ethiopia, the first is for 250 MW of energy and the business selection for this is almost complete.