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Industry regulator the Commission de Régulation de l’Electricité et du Gaz (Creg) has issued a build-own-operate tender for 150MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the eastern wilayas on the northern edge of the Sahara. Participants must use Algeria-registered EPC and operations and maintenance contractors, and locally produced equipment.A key evaluation criterion will be the cost per kWh. Creg will set price ceilings, which it said would provide a “benchmark” for investors, while encouraging them to set prices as low as possible.