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Lebanon issues tender for 300 MW of large-scale solar-plus-storage


Lebanon issues tender for 300 MW of large-scale solar-plus-storage

Through the new tender, Lebanon’s Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC) intends to award the contracts for the construction of three 100 MW solar plants combined with large-scale battery systems.

Lebanon’s Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC) has issued the expression of interest of the tender for the construction of 300 MW of solar plants combined with storage systems it announced in early February.

According to the document, the LCEC is seeking developers interested in developing between 210 MW and 300 MW of large-scale solar-plus-storage capacity across three different sites in Lebanon.

“In each project, the minimum power capacity of one given Solar PV farm is 70 MW and the maximum power capacity is 100 MW with Battery Energy Storage of minimum of 70 MW power with a minimum of 70 MWh of storage capacity, regardless of the Solar PV sizing,” the LCEC stressed in the document.

Deadline to submit the EoI is July 12, 2018. Selected bidders will be responsible for design, development, financing, construction and operation of the facilities, which will sell power to local power utility EdL under a long-term PPA.

In its first and latest tender for large-scale PV, which has been recently concluded and has seen the awarding of contracts to 12 developers, the LCEC has allocated around 180 MW of solar power. Projects selected in this contest will sell power at a rate not exceeding $0.11/kWh and will spread across four implementation regions, which are Bekaa and Hermel, South and Nabatieh, North and Akkar, and Mount Lebanon. Overall, around 3 GW of solar projects were submitted in this tender’s pre-qualification phase.

Source PV Magazine

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