Côte d’Ivoire: Scaling Solar RfQ launched

23 Jun 2021

Côte d’Ivoire’s Ministry of Mines, Oil and Energy and Côte d’Ivoire Energies (CI Energies) on 23 June launched a request for prequalification (RfQ) for the design, financing, construction and operation of two grid-connected solar PV plants with combined capacity of at least 60MWp. The plants will be located in Laboa and Touba, both in Bafing region in the west of the country.

The projects are being procured through the World Bank Group’s (WBG) Scaling Solar programme, which launched in Côte d’Ivoire in October 2019 with the engagement of the WBG’s International Finance Corporation as lead transaction advisor (AE 404/9). The RfQ follows hot on the heels of the launch of Scaling Solar in Niger and the start of commercial operations at two solar PV plants procured through Scaling Solar in Senegal (AE 440/9).

Submissions are due to CI Energies by 6 September 2021 and only prequalified bidders will receive the request for proposals.

Côte d’Ivoire has been slow to buy into solar power, although the pipeline has grown in recent years. Previous energy ministers have expressed scepticism about the technology and a botched tender in 2016 damaged confidence in the market. But electricity demand in the country has been growing by 8%/yr, reaching 9,500GWh in 2020 while also exporting to neighbouring countries.


Image: Laboa and Touba solar PV projects. Source: African Energy Live Data

About Live Data

With more than 6,700 power generation projects, Live Data is the most comprehensive and up-to-date project database available. Gain access through a subscription or talk to our consultants to see how the dataset can be used to meet your needs

Learn more about Live Data here or contact Alex Wark at alex@africa-energy.com 

Access the project data you need to support your work

Our African Energy Live Data power database includes detailed entries on more then 6,700 power projects and the entities behind them.

We can tailor our data offering for a wide range of uses including support for sales and investment opportunities, energy modelling, mapping, sector and competitor analysis or case studies.

Please contact Alex Wark to discuss your needs or to arrange a demonstration of the platform.

Tel: +44 (0)1424 72166

Live Data demos and support

Contact Alex Wark to discuss your needs or to arrange a demonstration of the platform.

Tel: +44 1424 721667

View subscription options

Got a question? 

Ask our support team


How we obtain our data

Glossary and definitions

Want to see more articles like this?

Search our archive or set up custom notifications to be alerted about new content.

Follow us on Google News