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7729 Tonga Power Ltd REOI 22 - 28 Feb 2024

Tonga Power Limited

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

Independent Power Producer for Solar & BESS REGF in Vava’u, Tonga

Project Overview

Tonga Power Limited (TPL), a corporation owned by the Government of the Kingdom of Tonga (GKOT), is responsible for electricity generation, transmission, and distribution throughout the islands of the Kingdom.

GKOT has committed to reaching 70% by 2025.

In an effort to achieve the renewable energy targets of the GKOT, TPL seeks to implement a Solar and BESS Renewable Energy Generation Facility (REGF).

To this end, TPL is now soliciting EOIs from suitably qualified Independent Power Producers (Respondents) to design, finance, procure, fabricate, deliver, construct, test, commission, monitor, operate and maintain a REGF under a 20+ year 1 Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with TPL.

This project is intended to:

  • provide an environmentally responsible alternative to the predominantly fossil fuel-based electricity generation in the Kingdom of Tonga;
  • provide a renewable energy source that supplies reliable electricity to the Vava’u grid at a competitive rate; and
  • enhance reliability and cost-efficiency of the electrical network by including storage and dispatchability.

The intent of this EOI is to:

  • identify interested Respondents who wish to participate in the subsequent Request for Tender (RFT) process;
  • facilitate early market engagement with potential Respondents for their involvement in future renewable energy and storage projects on Vava’u;
  • incorporate Respondent feedback from this EOI response into the RFT package where applicable.

How to Prepare your EOI

  1. DOWNLOAD FILE HERE
  • Carefully read all parts of this EOI package and ensure you understand the requirements
  • Complete the following annexes in detail:
    • Annex A1: Organizational Information
    • Annex A2: Technical Response
    • Annex A3: Commercial Response
    • Annex A4: Other
  • Attach additional information in labelled folders for easy identification

Submitting your EOI

Complete EOIs must be submitted by email to TPL no later than 16:00 Tonga time 28 February 2024.

Any questions and/or requests for clarifications must be addressed by email to TPL before 16:00 Tonga time on 16 February 2024. TPL will endeavour to respond to all questions within 5 working days. TPL will make all questions and answers that it provides available to all Respondents.

TPL contact for EOI submission and questions/requests for clarifications is:

Andrew Kautoke
Strategic Planning & Business Development
akautoke [at] tongapower [dot] to

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Matangi Tonga Online ref. #7729 Tonga Power Ltd, 22 - 28 Feb 2024