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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Frank Worthington denies Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis

first_imgFormer England and Leicester striker Frank Worthington has denied being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.The 67-year-old said he did suffer with “some issues and short term memory loss” but denied mental health issues.In a statement to Press Association Sport, Worthington said: “Further to speculation about my health in the last 24 hours I would like to make it clear that I have never been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or any other neurological disorder or illness.”In a statement on her Facebook page on Thursday, Worthington’s daughter Kim-Malou Worthington had claimed her father was suffering from Alzheimer’s.An FA spokesman said: “Our extensive work on this matter has been actively ongoing for two years as we are committed to better understanding the lasting effects of head injuries in football and implementing preventative measures.“Universally welcomed in November 2015, the FA was the first football national governing body in the world to introduce medical guidelines for the handling of head injuries. UEFA is keen to propagate them Europe wide.“To better understand the effects of head injuries, a consolidated approach to research is imperative. If the FA acts alone, the findings are less powerful and more likely to result in vague conclusions. Therefore, it is essential we work collaboratively with the FIFA Medical Committee who employ world leading experts in this field and have the capability to drive the research globally.”FIFA Professor Jiri Dvorak has launched a global online registration system to gather data from injured players.The spokesman added: “Collating significant data from as wider pool as possible is the key to initiating a prospective trial going forward.” Frank Worthington (centre) in 2001 1last_img read more

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PSA Providing 550 Citroën CZero Peugeot iOn To Free2Move Paris

first_img Car2go Announces Car Sharing In Paris: 400 Smart EQ Fortwo Paris Will Resume Service Of 1,000 Autolib Charging Stations Source: Electric Vehicle News Renault & ADA Launch Moov’in.Paris Car Sharing Free2Move offers also free parking in Paris as well as access to authorized public places and dedicated electric vehicles spaces (for example, Autolib).It will be interesting to see how well the short-range EVs will cope in Paris (dedicated teams will regularly recharge the cars).Brigitte Courtehoux, Free2Move CEO, said:“Within just two years of its launch, Free2Move already has more than 1.5 million users in 12 countries and a fleet of 65,000 vehicles. We are delighted to launch our car sharing service in Paris and we are also planning to expand our offering to the surrounding metropolitan area very soon.”center_img Car sharing in Paris The void after Autolib is slowly filling up in Paris.On December 3, Parisians finally will be able to use the new electric free-floating car-sharing service as PSA Group launches Free2Move Paris.Initially, there will be 550 Citroën C-Zero and Peugeot iOn (based on the good old Mitsubishi i-MiEV).Cars can be located and rented through Free2Move Paris app in two plans:€0.32/minute with a monthly subscription of €9.90 (no commitment) for regular use€0.39/minute with no subscription for occasional use Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on December 1, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle Newslast_img read more

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