GET FiT Zambia Round 2: 100 MW Hydro Tender

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RESOURCES: 100 MW Hydro Pre-Tender Launch Presentations

  • Click here to download a copy of the Legal Documentation and Risk Mitigation Products Offered for IPPs presentation

  • Click here to download a copy of the Introduction to the Standardized Feasibility Study Rights Documents presentation

  • Click here to download a copy of the Local participation, the Uganda experience presentation

  • Click here to download a copy of Presentation of the GET FiT Zambia 100 MW Hydro Tender Process and Prequalification Criteria
    Click here to download a copy of the Official Presentation of Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariffs for Small Hydro Projects delivered by ERB

  • Click here to download a copy of the Presentation of Principles for Viability Gap Funding and Transmission Charges for Small Hydro Projects

*SAVE THE DATE: Hydro Pre-Tender Launch Event and E&S workshops

26 September 2018: In collaboration with the Ministry of Energy (MoE) and other Zambian government stakeholders, GET FiT Zambia is actively creating the framework for Round 2 of the program, the 100 MW GET FiT Zambia Small Hydro Tender. In line with the REFiT Strategy, this tender will support the development of small hydro projects up to 20 MW of installed capacity.

The tender process will include a Prequalification Procedure (PQ) in Q4 2018 followed by up to three successive Request for Proposal (RfP) windows between 2019 and 2020 to award the full 100 MW of capacity allocated to this tender. Additional PQ rounds may be implemented in 2019 as required.

Prequalified developers will be eligible to apply for feasibility study rights for projects which will be issued through MOE in line with a process currently in final stages of preparation. Please note that on 20 September, the Ministry of Energy issued a moratorium on feasibility study rights for small hydro projects until after the GET FiT Zambia hydro tender prequalification is complete.

REFiTs for small hydro projects are currently being developed by the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) with support from Power Africa’s Southern Africa Energy Program and GET FiT Zambia. These REFiTs will be the base tariff used in Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) for projects supported under the GET FiT Small Hydro Tender.  The draft presentation by ERB from the first stakeholder engagement held in Lusaka on 24 September is available here, along with REFiT Model Inputs. Comments on the presentation and REFiT model inputs are due by 8 October and should be sent to rmuyangwa@erb.org.zm with info@getfit-zambia.org in copy.

The full Hydro Tender Announcement may be found here.

Indicative timeline for Round 2:

9 November:         Private sector pre-tender launch event and E&S workshop
16 November:       Launch RfQ
January:                Prequalified applicants announced
Q1 2019:                  Hydro feasibility study rights issued to prequalified applicants
Q3 2019:                 RfP Window 1
Q1 2020:                  RfP Window 2
Q3 2020:                  RfP Window 3 (if necessary)

 For any further clarification, please contact us at info@getfit-zambia.org