Scatec Solar submits $24/MWh bid for Tunisia solar project, a record low in Africa

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:Tunisia’s Ministry for Energy, Mines and Renewable Energy has received five bids for the 500 MW solar tender it launched in November.Mehdi Majoul, an advisor to the ministry, wrote on his LinkedIn social media account that the bids, submitted by unspecified leading international solar companies, all offered record low energy prices for the Tunisian market, according to the tender’s preliminary results.Majoul added, the lowest bid – DT71.800/kWh ($0.0244) – was for a 200 MW project in the province of Tataouine. Two 50 MW projects, in the provinces of Sidi Bouzid and Tozeur, attracted offers of DT79.300/kWh ($0.027), according to the advisor, and the two remaining 100 MW projects – in the provinces of Gafsa and Kairouan – prompted bids of DT79.900/kWh ($0.0272) and DT84.100/kWh ($0.0286), respectively.“Notably, the tariff tendered by the company Scatec Solar for [the] Tataouine project, namely $0.0244 per kilowatt hour, is the lowest bid ever recorded in Africa and is among the lowest in the world,” wrote Majoul. “The prices proposed under this tender will help bring down the cost of production of electricity nationwide and reduce the bill for energy subsidies in addition to lowering national imports of natural gas by 5%. These projects will start operating from 2021.”The Tunisian government had pre-qualified 16 developers for the tender. Among them were European energy giants Enel, Engie, Total and EDF – the latter in a consortium with UAE-based Masdar and Japan’s Mitsui. Other bidders included Canadian Solar; Spanish developers Acciona and Fotowatio; French concerns GreenYellow, Akuo and Voltalia; Norway’s Scatec; Saudi power company ACWA; and China’s TBEA.More: Lowest bid in Tunisia’s 500 MW solar tender comes in at $0.0244 Scatec Solar submits $24/MWh bid for Tunisia solar project, a record low in Africalast_img read more

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Lewis Grabban suspended by Norwich after going AWOL before Rotherham match

first_imgNorwich boss Alex Neil confirmed striker Lewis Grabban has been suspended by the club until next Tuesday after leaving the team hotel without permission. Grabban – who has been the subject of three rejected bids from Bournemouth – walked out prior to the midweek Capital One Cup win over Rotherham. The 27-year-old will not be involved in the Canaries’ Barclays Premier League trip to Southampton on Sunday, and his future beyond next week remains unclear. Neil told a press conference: “Lewis Grabban is at the moment suspended until Tuesday. It is an ongoing matter and we are investigating the fact he left the hotel without permission. “The fact is Lewis has been a silly boy and he decided to do what he’s done and he’ll face the consequences of that.” Grabban reportedly left the New York Stadium on Tuesday after being told by Neil that he would start on the bench. The player appears to have been unsettled by the Cherries’ interest but Neil insisted the Canaries would decide whether or not he is allowed to leave the club. Neil added: “The bottom line is anything that happens at Norwich is not within anybody’s power apart from mine and the owners of the club. “That’s the bottom line and that will remain the case, so we are in total control and we will dictate what happens between now and the end of the window.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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