Large Scale Solar Project Tender Issued in Malaysia

The last date for the projects which will be developed under the country’s third cycle of large scale solar program is August 19, 2019.

Large Scale Solar Project Malaysia

The Suruhanjaya Tenaga (Energy Commission of Malaysia) has issued a tender in Peninsular Malaysia for the development of a large scale solar PV project. The commission is conducting a competitive bidding process to select developers for setting up projects varying from 1 MW to 100 MW in size with the overall tendered capacity of 500 MW.

The energy commission expects all the projects to be commissioned by 2021, and upon completion, the solar projects will be connected to the grid. The developers who’ll develop the project on a build-own-operate basis will then sell the power generated to the Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) under a power purchase agreement.

The last date of bid submission is August 19, 2019, and the RfP documents for the project will be available only until February 27, 2019.

“ST is pleased to invite companies or consortiums with previous experience in implementing power or related projects, including project financing and operation of power plants or electrical installation, to participate in the bidding process in accordance with the criteria set forth in the Request for Proposal (RFP) document,” the official notice stated.

The notice further states that the proposals with the shallow connection will be encouraged to avoid unnecessary delays in the project implementation as well as reducing the cost of the interconnection. However, an alternative interconnection point may be offered by the bidder for consideration, subject to approval by the utility company.

In line with the existing Malaysian Government policy, foreign participation in a consortium shall not exceed 49 percent.

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Earlier this month, Sinar Kamiri Sdn Bhd (Sinar Kamiri), an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Mudajaya Group Berhad (Mudajaya) signed the PPA with Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) to develop and operate the 49 MW solar PV power plant (Project). The 49MW solar power plant fully adopts Huawei FusionSolar Smart PV Solution.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at 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