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CEB calls for proposals for 90 solar power plants of 1MW capacity each


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The Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has decided to call International Competitive Bids for the development of 90 small-scale solar power plants of 1 MW capacity each under the second phase of the Suryabala Sangramaya Program.

The cabinet of ministers granted the approval for the RfP issuance in October last year.

Plants will be developed on a Build Own and Operate (BOO) basis and will supply power to the National Grid. Power from solar power generators will be connected to 17 grid substations identified by the CEB. Public-private partnership agreements will be signed with CEB for a period of 20 years.

Deadline for submission of proposals is 23 March 2018.

The program aims to bring solar power to households, religious places, hotels, commercial establishments and industries across Sri Lanka.

It is being implemented by the Power and Renewable Energy Ministry, CEB and Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority (SLSEA). It is expected to add 200MW of solar electricity to the national grid by 2020 and 1GW by 2025 through this intervention, according to SLSEA.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a US$50 million loan to help fund around 50MW of rooftop solar projects in Sri Lanka.


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