Algeria: Issues 150 MW Solar Tender
19 Nov 2018

Through the tender, the Algerian Government will select IPP solar projects with a capacity range of 10-50 MW. The projects, to be located in the southwestern part of the country, will be developed on a Build-Own-Operate (BOO) basis. Domestic content rules require the use of solar modules assembled in Algeria, as well as locally manufactured mounting structures and cables.

The Algerian Electricity and Gas Regulation Commission (CREG) has issued a tender for the construction of several PV power plants with a combined capacity of 150 MW in southwestern Algeria on November 18.

The projects, which must be in the range of 10 MW to 50 MW, will be developed on a Build – Own – Operate (BOO) basis and will be awarded a 20-year PPA.

Around 50 MW of capacity will be deployed in Guerara, in the region of Ghardaïa, while another 50 MW will be located in Diffel, in the region of Biskra. The region of Ouargla will host a further three 10 MW installations in the municipalities of Meggarine, Nezla, and Belhirane, while the region of El Oued will see the deployment of two solar plants of the same size in Tendala and Nakhla.

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