Energy Commission opens bidding for LSS5 programme


KUALA LUMPUR: The Ministry of Energy Transition and Water Transformation through the Energy Commission (EC) will offer a solar quota of 2,000MW through a competitive bidding process under the next phase of the large scale solar (LSS) programme.

The bidding process for the fifth round of the LSS or LSS-Energy Transition SuRiA - LSS5 targets a total capacity of 2,000MWac, according to a statement by the EC.

The solar power plants under the LSS5 are scheduled to start operating in 2026.

The packages offered are: Package 1 for rooftop/ground solar power plants with a total quota offered of 250MWac and the allowed capacity range is between 1MWac to <10MWac.

Package 1 is open to companies or consortiums incorporated in Malaysia with the condition of at least 51% Bumiputera equity ownership and has obtained the PMKS Status Certificate from SME Corporation Malaysia.

Package 2 is for rooftop/ground solar power plants with a total quota offered of 250MWac with an allowed capacity range of between 10MWac to <30MWac.

Package 2 is open to bidding from companies or consortiums incorporated in Malaysia with the condition of at least 51% Bumiputera equity ownership or a consortium consisting of at least one Bumiputera company incorporated in Malaysia and a foreign company with Bumiputera equity ownership in the consortium of at least 51%, it said.

"The LSS5 program provides opportunities for Bumiputera companies to get involved in the energy sector and compete healthily," the EC said.

Package 3 is for rooftop/ground solar power plants with a total quota offered of 1,000MWac with an allowed capacity range of between 30MWac to 500MWac.

Package 4 for floating solar power plants with a total quota offered of 500MWac with an allowed capacity range of between 10MWac to 500MWac.

Package 3 and Package 4 are open to companies incorporated in Malaysia with the condition of at least 51% local equity ownership or a consortium consisting of at least one local company incorporated in Malaysia and a foreign company with local equity ownership in the consortium of at least 51%, it said.

"Companies or consortiums that have experience in implementing projects related to power generation, possess technical and financial capabilities to develop, finance, and operate solar power plants are invited to participate in the competitive bidding process according to the criteria set in the Request for Proposal (RFP) document," the EC said.

The RFP document will be sold from April 1, 2024, until April 16, 2024, at 5:00PM online through the EC's website at www.st.gov.my.

Further information about the purchase of the RFP document can also be found on the EC's website, it said.

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