Myanmar Extends Bid Submission Date For 1,060 MW Solar Power Plant Projects

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The Republic of the Union of Myanmar under the Ministry of Electricity and Energy has issued a notice with regards to the extension of the Bid Submission Date of 1,060 Ground Mounted Solar Power Plant Projects at 30 different locations.

The Bid Submission Date is being extended from 18th June 2020 to 17th July 2020.

On May 18th, Electric Power Generation Enterprise (EPGE) invited tender for the purchasing of electricity at Designated Connection Points from the Ground Mounted Solar Power Plant Projects.

The project will be commenced by an Independent Power Producer (lPP) and will be built on Build Operate Own (BOO) basis.

The Concession period for this tender is 20 years from Commercial[ Operation Date (coD). The Tender Form fee is Myanmar Kyat 300,000.

The notice stated that “Bidders shall prepare the proposals in accordance with the invitation for Bid and Request for Proposal (RFP). Bidder’s Proposals must be submitted on time. Any late proposal shall be rejected.”

The document stated that for more information regarding this tender bidder can contact Enterprise via mail within office hours. The mail id is epgesolartender@gmail.com.

Previously, Myanmar announced that it will increase renewable energy sources. Union Minister for Electricity and Energy Win Khaing stated that it is trying to increase the content of renewable energy. As the country is blessed with solar energy, wind power, and other renewable energy sources, a 40-megawatt solar power plant has been built in Minbu and the plant is distributing electricity through the national grid.

The minister stressed the need to increase employing energy sources that have little impact on the environment. The government is trying to generate electricity covering the whole country by 2030. In three years from the 2016-2017 fiscal year to 2018-2019 FY, over 11,000-kilowatt-hours of hydropower electricity and around 9,000-kilowatt hours of electricity from natural gas were produced on a yearly basis, the Central Statistics Organization quoted the statement issued by the Ministry of Electricity and Energy.

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