The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has expressed pleasure with the high caliber of investors interested in the grid-scale solar power initiative following the closing of submission of applications for prequalification of Round 2 of the Scaling Solar initiative on Friday, 5 May 2017.

In July 2015, His Excellency the President of the Republic of Zambia, Mr. Edgar Chagwa Lungu, directed the IDC to call for applications in order to commence the process of redressing the current power deficit in Zambia and resultant national crisis. This second phase forms part of the drive for the urgent development and installation of at least 600 MW of solar power.

Bidder turnout was excellent, with submissions that included many leading international renewable energy developers as well as a significant number of local and regional players.

Once the pre-qualification applications have been evaluated, IDC expects to announce the Prequalified Bidders. Prequalified Bidders will then be provided with further information on the solar power PV projects and will proceed to the final round of an open, transparent and competitive bidding process, out of which the winning bidder(s) will be selected on the basis of the lowest proposed cost of electricity. The winning bidders will finance, construct and operate as independent power producers (IPPs) for 25 years. The bids are undergoing an evaluation and approval process and the outcome of the results i.e. shortlist of Pre-Qualified Bidders will be disseminated by the end of May 2017 accordingly.

The complete list of successfully submitted applications can be found below:

BIDDER No.

BIDDER’S COMPANY NAME

BIDDER’S COUNTRY

1

ALFANAR ENERGY-BRITISH SOLAR RENEWABLES LIMITED CONSORTIUM

SAUDI ARABIA

2

TBEA XINJIANG SUNOASIS COMPANY LIMITED

CHINA

3

KOREA ELECTRIC POWER CORPORATION

KOREA

4

SCATEC SOLAR

NORWAY

5

NAREVA HOLDING

MOROCCO

6

CONSORTIUM ACCIONA ENERGIA S.A- SWICAP COMPANY-ENARA BAHRAIN

SOUTH AFRICA

7

ACCESS EREN JGC ZAMBIA IPP CONSORTIUM

FRANCE

8

AFRICAN INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT MANAGERS (AIIM) / COBRA CONSORTIUM

SOUTH AFRICA

9

MITSUI & COMPANY LIMITED

JAPAN

10

ENGIE GLOBAL DEVELOPMENTS B.V.

NETHERLANDS

11

SHAPOORJI PALLONJI INFRASTRUCTURE CAPITAL COMPANY PRIVATE. LIMITED-TALESON CONSORTIUM

INDIA

12

ACTIS ENERGY 4

UNITED KINGDOM

13

CHINA STATE CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING CORPORATION LIMITED

CHINA

14

GLOBELEQ – FRV CONSORTIUM

SOUTH AFRICA

15

ENEL GREEN POWER SPA

ITALY

16

TATA POWER COMPANY LIMITED

INDIA

17

NEOEN & FIRST SOLAR

FRANCE/USA

18

TOTAL MULILO ZAMBIA CONSORTIUM

FRANCE/SOUTH AFRICA

19

GREEN ENERGY INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

UNITED KINGDOM

20

EDF ENERGIES NOUVELLES

FRANCE

21

METGROUP ZAMBIA COMPANY LIMITED

ZAMBIA