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The Zambian Ministry of Energy and the GET FiT Zambia Secretariat have launched the Request for Proposal (RfP) stage of Round 1 of GET FiT Zambia, for the 100MW Solar PV tender.

Shortlisted companies and consortia which successfully prequalified under the first stage have been invited to submit their proposals by 29 November 2018.

The ten shortlisted companies or consortia were selected following a competitive Request for Qualification which concluded in June 2018. Read more: GET FiT Zambia shortlists 10 candidates

During July and August 2018, GET FiT Zambia partnered with the Zambian government and ZESCO to finalize standardised project agreements and assess the proposed sites to ensure that grid capacity is sufficient to connect the Projects presented at a given location.

The shortlisted firms are:

1. Building Energy S.P.A
2. EDF Energies Nouvelles
3. Enel Green Power S.P.A.
4. Engie Afrique S.A.
5. Globeleq African Holdings Ltd & Aurora Power Solutions
6. InnoVent SAS & Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc
7. Mulilo Group Holdings Proprietary Ltd
8. Phanes Group
9. Scatec Solar ASA
10. SolarReserve Development Co

The process will be concluded in early 2019 based on a thorough evaluation of technical and financial criteria. Applicants selected for award will sign a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement with ZESCO to deliver low-cost clean energy to the Zambian people.

GET FiT Zambia is a programme jointly developed and implemented by the Ministry of Energy of the Government of the Republic of Zambia and KfW Development Bank. The German Government is providing funding in support of GET FiT Zambia.