The Republic of Cuba has issued an electronic bid inviting solar power developers to participate in the selection process for a 60 MW Solar PV project. The bidding process will follow a single-stage, two-envelope format, with the first envelope focusing on Techno-Commercial aspects and the second envelope on Price. The project is being implemented under Program-06 of the International Solar Alliance (ISA), and NTPC Limited has been endorsed by ISA as the Project Management Consultant (PMC) for its execution in ISA member countries. As Cuba is a member of ISA, they have engaged NTPC Limited as the PMC for the 60 MW solar PV project.
The deadline for submitting bids, including both the Technical Bid and Price Bid, is July 20, 2023, at 18:00 Hrs IST. The Technical Bid will be opened on July 21, 2023.
Selected developers will be responsible for developing the solar PV project under a build, own, and operate (BOO) model. The scope of work for the chosen developer includes designing, financing, constructing, installing, commissioning, and operating the project for the duration of the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) period.
The Government of Cuba has set an ambitious target of achieving 2100 MW of solar PV projects by 2030. To realize this goal, the implementation will take place in phases. As an ISA member country, Cuba has sought the support of ISA Program-6, which focuses on implementing grid-connected solar PV projects in member countries. In collaboration with its consultant, NTPC Limited, ISA is implementing solar parks with a capacity of 1150 MW in Cuba. These parks will be spread across 175 locations in 15 provinces, with the support of a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) of 150 MW/150 MWh, distributed equally across three provinces. The first phase of implementation will take place in the province of Villa Clara, where six project sites have been identified. The primary objective of this project is to replace imported fossil fuels currently used for conventional power generation.
The bid invitation reflects Cuba’s commitment to advancing its renewable energy sector, reducing dependence on fossil fuels, and contributing to a cleaner and more sustainable future.
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