BPDB Issues Tender For 50-60 MW of Solar Power Projects in Bangladesh

The last date for the submission of bids is March 14, 2019.

Solar Power Projects in Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) has issued a tender for setting up 50-60 MW of grid-connected solar PV projects at Rangunia, Chattogram.

The project developer will be selected through a competitive bidding process. The selected project developer will be required to arrange the financing of the project and will develop the projects on a build, own operate (BOO) basis for a period of 20 years.

The last date for the submission of bids is March 14, 2019. And each bidder will be required to submit a bid security amount of $5,000 (3,56,074)/MW.

Each bidder can submit only one bid either as a company or a member of a bidder consortium.

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In September 2018, UK-headquartered PROINSO has won the Asian Power Award 2018 for the 28MWp utility-scale project in Bangladesh under the category of “Solar Power Project of the Year – Bangladesh”. PROINSO has completed this 28MWp project in Teknaf, Bangladesh in partnership with Joules Power (JPL).

Earlier that month, While moderating a seminar on “New Technologies: Innovations in Power and Energy” at the International Convention City Bashundhara in Dhaka Energy Adviser to Bangladesh’s Prime Minister, Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury mentioned the government may consider importing solar energy from India keeping in view the time of sunlight available.

“Some areas in India have the advantage of solar power generation with their different time zoning with which Bangladesh local timing has a big difference,” he said at the time.

Mentioning that there is a huge time difference between the places of India which produce solar power with Bangladesh, the PM’s energy adviser added, “When they have peak noon, we have the afternoon. We can easily take advantage of that time zoning in solar power generation.”

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.