Eswatini names preferred bidder for its Solar PV Projects tender

first_imgJonathan Hoffman, Globeleq’s chief development officer, commented: “As the first utility scale renewable IPPs in Eswatini, these projects will help stabilise the cost of electricity supply and increase the country’s energy resilience, acting as a strong driver for growth and playing a part in the economic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic.” Generation ESERA officially released the intention to award notice on 14 April 2021 after evaluation of the bids submitted in November 2020. The tender was originally launched in March 2020.  Image: [Diyana Dimitrova] © 123RF.com Connection works will be undertaken by the Globeleq-Sturdee consortium and once commissioned, the new transmission lines and associated substation equipment will be transferred to the EEC, which will be responsible for their operation and maintenance. TAGSEswatini Electricity CompanyGlobeleqsolar powerSwaziland Previous articleESG investing in sub-Saharan Africa linked to sustainable developmentNext articleNigeria Federal Government calls for more private sector partnerships Nomvuyo Tena RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR BRICS Finance and Policy Have you read?Op-Ed: Progress at last for Kingdom of Eswatini’s energy mix dream Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA The Eswatini Energy Regulatory Authority (ESERA) officially announced the Globeleq and Sturdee Energy Consortium as the preferred bidder for its solar PV projects. Have you read?Globeleq increases shareholding in renewable projects AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector The 15MWac Balekane and 15MWac Ngwenya projects will be located on separate parcels of private land in North Western Eswatini, in the Hhohho region, and connected to the existing Eswatini Electricity Company (EEC) transmission system. Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter Globeleq and its consortium partner, Sturdee Energy Southern Africa, have been awarded preferred bidder status for two 15MWac projects in the first tranche of the Kingdom of Eswatini’s procurement programme for new renewable generation capacity.  UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon developmentlast_img read more