Solar plant projects up for grabs again after failed bids

The Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry will repeat the tender process for solar plant development projects on the country’s outermost islands.

“The repeat tenders are due to administrative matters. Bidders failed to submit proper data in the previous tenders,” said Alihuddin Sitompul, the director for diverse new energy at the ministry’s renewable energy directorate general, on Tuesday.

The do-over of the tenders for projects that cover 25 outer islands in the country would be completed by the middle of July and winners of the tenders would be expected to complete the projects by December.

The solar plant projects are part of government efforts to increase the electrification ratio in the country, including in the almost abandoned outer islands.

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Posted June 19, 2014 by repit in News

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