The Togolese government, through the Togolese Rural Electrification and Renewable Energies Agency (AT2ER), is looking for investors for the installation of two solar power plants, planned in the Kara regions (at Awandjélo), and Centrale (in Sokodé), for a total cumulative installed capacity of between 60 and 80 MWac (unit of measurement in alternating current).

To this end, AT2ER has issued a prequalification request (DPQ) inviting private actors to participate in a competitive selection process of one or more independent electricity producer (IPP) for the design, the financing, construction, installation, commissioning and operation of these two structures.

Their operation, in PPP mode, is planned in the form of a 25-year concession.

Bidders are therefore invited to submit their best offer (note that an actor can obtain both contracts, depending on their offer). Prequalification files for interested private investors are expected at AT2ER until March 30, 2020.

In this operation, the AT2ER is advised by the IFC (International Finance Corporation, a branch of the World Bank group which deals with the private sector). In fact, for these two projects, the Agency used the Scaling Solar initiative , launched by the Bretton Woods institution, with a view to developing lower-cost solar power plants in developing countries.

Remember that the Togolese government’s ambition, set out in its National Electrification Strategy, is to provide each region with a solar power plant.

Prequalification requests must be submitted by March 30, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. local time.

For more details, see the prequalification notice here.


Source: Togo First