GET FiT Zambia Round 2: 100 MW Hydro Tender


21st December 2018 - Invitation to pre-register for GET FiT Zambia Small Hydro Tender. Click here to download announcement.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Update on 100 MW Hydro Pre-qualification Documents

Click here to access the list of OPPPI Hydro-Power Sites Granted Feasibility Study Rights on OPPPI Website

Click here to view a screenshot of the OPPPI list of Hydro-Power Sites Granted Feasibility Study Rights

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 with in copy.

The full Hydro Tender Announcement may be found here.

Indicative timeline for Round 2:

  • 9th November 2018:       Private sector pre-tender launch event and E&S workshop

  • 21st December 2018:     Invitation to pre-register for the PQ

  • 7th January 2019:            Launch of the PQ: Opening of the Dataroom for Registered Applicants

  • 6th February 2019:          Deadline for PQ Registration Access to Dataroom

  • 13th February 2019:        PQ Submission Deadline

  • 4th March 2019:             Announcement of Pre-Qualified Applicants

  • 18th March 2019:           Launch of the Feasibility Study Rights Application Process

  • Q3 2019:                         Launch of the RfP Window 1

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