Arise Integrated Industrial Platforms (Arise IIP) and the government of Togo have launched a call for expressions of interest (EOI) for the development of a solar plus storage energy facility. The system will consist of a 390 MW solar PV plant, a 200 MWh battery energy storage system, and a 161 KvA substation.
The solar plus storage hybrid facility will supply power to the Plateforme industrielle d’Adétikopé (PIA), a 400-hectare special economic area near the country’s capital city, Lomé. The Plateforme industrielle d’Adétikopé (PIA) is a public-private-partnership between Arise IPP and the Togolese government. The facility was inaugurated in June 2021.
Once completed, the solar plus storage plant is set to become Togo’s largest renewable energy facility, as well as West Africa’s largest.
Bidding options for the solar plus storage facility
There are two bidding options. Solar energy developers having an option to tender for an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the 390MWp solar energy plant. Whilst energy storage companies have an option to submit a tender specifically for the deployment of the 200MW Battery Energy Storage System (BESS).
The hybrid renewable energy project will either be financed by the ARISE Integrated Industrial Platforms (ARISE IIP), via an engineering, procurement, and construction contract and a five-year operation & maintenance contract; or the selected company and ARISE IIP may form a joint venture and enter into a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA).
The tender documents are scheduled to be made available to the Applicants between July 20 and 30, 2021 and will be made available through Arise’s web based data management site ODOX. The time period for bid submission is expected to be 12 weeks as from the issuance of tender documents.
To find out more about the tender, please click here.