Malaysia looking for developers for 460 MW of solar PV project

The Energy Commission of Malaysia (EC) is currently looking for developers or developer for the construction of Large Scale Solar Photovoltaic Plant (LSS), with a total capacity of 460 megawatts (MW), in Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah/Labuan. In line with this, EC has put out a notice for the submission of Request of Proposal (RFP) documents for companies that are interested.

The plant will be connected to the grid and sell its energy to Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) or Sabah Electricity Sdn. Bhd. (SESB) under a Solar Power Purchase Agreement. The LSS capacity to be tendered will be from 1 to 30MW, with a target aggregate capacity of 360MW in Peninsular Malaysia and 100MW in Sabah/Labuan, which is expected to be commissioned in 2019-2020.

EC will make available the information on the injection points for connection to the grid. Only those proposals with 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 site may be offered by the bidder for consideration subject to the approval by the utility companies.

In accordance with the existing policy of the Malaysian government, foreign participation in a consortium shall not exceed 49%.

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