Sri Lanka tenders 90 MW of solar capacity

Sri Lanka’s Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has released a global tender for installing 90 MW of grid-connected solar power projects that will be developed across the country under Phase II of the Sooryabala Sangramaya Program. The tendered capacity comprises 90 solar projects of 1 MW each, all of which will be developed on a build-own-operate basis. There is no maximum limit on the project bidding by a single developer; however, the selected developers will have to procure or lease land with an area of at least 3 acres for each project. For each project, a grid substation has been assigned by the CEB. The winning bidders will sign a 20-year PPA with CEB. The bid submission deadline is March 23, 2018.