Lebanon invites interest for solar projects with battery storage

29 May 2018
Three projects will have a combined total capacity of between 210MW and 310MW

The Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC), on behalf of the Ministry of Energy & Water (MEW), has invited firms to submit expressions of interest (EOI) to develop three photovoltaic (PV) solar plants with battery energy storage.

The three PV solar farms will have a combined total capacity of 210-300MW. The minimum capacity of each  plant will be 70MW and the maximum 100MW. Regardless of the size of the PV plant proposed, the minimum battery energy storage will be 70MW.

Developers have until 12 July to submit EOIs for the solar projects.

Following the EOI and prequalification process, the client will invite qualified developers to submit proposals for contracts to design, finance and develop the solar battery storage schemes.

Lebanon is the second country in the region to push ahead with plans for renewable energy battery storage solutions. Earlier this year, Jordan prequalified 23 groups to participate in an upcoming tender for an electrical storage project for renewable energy in the Ma’an Development Area.

The work will involve the design, financing, construction, commissioning, and ownership and maintenance (BOM) of the electrical storage facility.

The project will have a power capacity of at least 30MW and an energy capacity of 60MW/h, which will primarily be used for controlling PV solar and wind energy.

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