Egyptian utility launches tender for 8.2 MW solar-plus-storage project

utility owned by the state Expressions of interest are being accepted by Egyptian Electricity Holding Company for the design, construction, and management of an 8.2 MW solar plant and a 2 MW/4MWh battery energy storage system to be built on the site of an existing microgrid in western Egypt.

In Siwa Oasis, in western Egypt, the Egyptian Electricity Holding Company (EEHC) has opened bidding for an 8.2 MW solar facility with a 2 MW/4MWh battery energy storage system.

For the facility’s design, construction, and operation, EEHC is first asking for expressions of interest from both domestic and international businesses.

A 10 MW PV system and a microgrid are already installed on the 16-hectare Siwa Oasis property. According to the EEHC, the project aims to improve the microgrid by building and enhancing the current PV system in an effort to increase the amount of electricity available to nearby rural communities.

By June 3, 2024, expressions of interest must be electronically submitted to EEHC.

The contract will then be granted at the beginning of December, after a request for proposals is released in the summer, per the tender document.

By the end of 2023, Egypt had installed 1,836 MW of solar power, according to data from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). By 2030, the Egyptian government wants to have 42% of its energy coming from renewable sources, including 22% solar energy. This is expected to require 31 GW of solar power.

Source Egyptian utility 

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