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Egypt opens bidding for PV projects up to 50MW

Egypt has invited “pre-qualification submissions” from independent power producers (IPPs) for solar projects of up to 50MW capacity, following the September announcement of the country’s first feed-in tariff (FiT) scheme.

PV Tech has learned that the Egyptian Electric Holding Company (EEHC), part of the Ministry for Electricity and Energy, has set a deadline for midday on the 26 November for IPPs to submit their proposed projects. Although capacity is in theory capped at 50MW per project, there has been a suggestion that proposals will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

International law firm Eversheds revealed details of the news yesterday in a briefing email. According to partner Michelle T Davies, who heads the clean energy and sustainability group at Eversheds, the law firm was advised of the development by Vahid Fotuhi, president and founder of the Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA). Fotuhi later told PV Tech that developers have shown “huge interest” in this tender round.

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