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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Cricket News MS Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar steal the show in Deepika Padukone-Ranveer Singh reception

first_imgRalph Lauren took to the official Twitter handle to congratulate the newlyweds for their new journey ahead. The tweet read, “Congratulations to @PriyankaChopra and @NickJonas on the occasion of their wedding. Ralph Lauren is honored to have dressed the couple as well as the members of their wedding party. According to People magazine, groom’s father, Paul Kevin Jonas Sr, officiated the Christian ceremony, where the couple exchanged their wedding bands, designed by the popular jeweller Chopard. The couple has been grabbing all hearts since their marriage in November and the pictures from their wedding and receptions have taken the internet by storm. Deepika took to her Instagram account to share the pictures of their star-studded wedding reception. In the first picture, shared by the newlywed bride, Deepika looks breathtaking in a red veil covering her face, while in the second picture the couple sits hand-in-hand.Read More |Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani make their relationship official!This is not the only star wedding that has taken the internet by storm. Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra’s marriage ceremony took place on Saturday, exchanging the wedding vows as per Catholic traditions at Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur. Dressed in Ralph Lauren couture, the 36-year-old looked the perfect bride in the custom-made wedding gown. New Delhi: The reception of Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh attracted the rich and famous from all fields, including the world of sports. MS Dhoni, the former Indian cricket team skipper along with Hardik Pandya and Sachin Tendulkar stole the show with their glamorous presence at the reception of Bollywood stars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh in Mumbai. This was the couple’s third reception after they got married at the picturesque Villa del Balbianello at Lake Como in Italy on November 14. Along with Dhoni, Tendulkar and Pandya, other prominent sports personalities like Kapil Dev, Anil Kumble, PV Sindhu, Sunil Chhetri and Pullela Gopichand.Read More |DeepVeer cut a pretty picture in hot red and dashing black Dhoni came along with his wife Sakshi while Tendulkar came with his son Arjun Tendulkar and wife Anjali. Apart from sports, many Bollywood stars attended the function. Kapil Dev and his wife Romi were also in attendance.Read More |Priyanka Chopra mehendi pictures: Perfect beauty with all its glee For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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USC trustee resigns from stadium board

first_imgUSC trustee Rick Caruso resigned from the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission  on Wednesday amid criticism that his role with the university, which has expressed interest in controlling the stadium, has prevented him from serving the commission effectively.Empty seat · USC trustee Rick Caruso said he will no longer serve on the Coliseum Commission because it is being poorly managed. – Carlo Acenas | Daily TrojanThe governing body, which comprises representatives from the state, county and city, is expected to negotiate a master lease with USC to transfer control of the Coliseum from the commission to the university.“Given the concern raised by some members of the commission about my dual role as a Trustee at the University of Southern California and as a Commissioner, I feel my ability to continue my work to transform this Commission and the effectiveness to assure the future reliability of the Coliseum may be restricted in the future,” Caruso said in his resignation letter.USC acknowledged its desire to take control of the stadium, which hosts USC’s home football games, at the end of August. The university is currently using the Coliseum as part of a 25-year agreement that requires the university to give the commission 8 percent of ticket sales and $1.8 million annually, under the condition that the commission upgrades the stadium.The commission has until today to provide USC with a plan for implementing the upgrades, according to the lease agreement. If the commission does not meet this obligation, the university can declare a default, Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard Parks told the Daily Trojan in August.Parks, who also sits on the commission and whose council district includes the stadium, opposes the master lease out of a belief that the Coliseum, a publicly owned stadium, should not be controlled by a private institution.Parks urged the panel to exclude Caruso from negotiations involving USC. An attorney for the commission told Caruso earlier in the month he would have to recuse himself from talks about the school’s lease, according to the Los Angeles Times.“This commission may be well-intended, but I think they are lost. I think they’re absolutely lost,” Caruso said after the commission’s last meeting on Sept. 7. “They don’t understand business. … They don’t know how to manage, and they have allowed this facility to be completely mismanaged.”Were the commission to default, the university could start the improvements to the stadium and bill the commission, with the possibility the commission might not be able to afford it, Parks said in August.In his resignation letter, Caruso expressed support for USC’s greater involvement in the stadium’s operation.“I strongly support the current direction of having USC take a lead operating role due to their historical and current use of the Coliseum, financial capability to ensure the viability of this historical landmark and positive commitment to the local community,” he said in his letter of resignation.Both Parks and USC administrators declined to comment on Caruso’s resignation.last_img read more

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