The Grantee invites submission of qualifications and proposal data (collectively referred to as the “Proposal”) from interested U.S. firms that are qualified on the basis of experience and capability to execute a Feasibility Study for the provision of grid and off-grid power within a sub-concession area of a distribution utility service territory in Kaduna State, Nigeria. Konexa intends to develop up to 2.5 MW of solar photovoltaic (“PV”) energy to serve grid and under-grid customers. Konexa also plans to incorporate 30 MW of hydropower into their generation mix, which they intend to procure from an existing hydropower plant that has been constructed, but not commissioned.
About the Grantee
The Grantee, Konexa, is a private Nigerian entity established to develop viable business models to accelerate energy access in developing countries.
About the Study
The Feasibility Study will assist Konexa with the necessary economic, legal, regulatory and environmental analysis including rights of way assessment for the 30 MW hydroelectricity plant, legal support for drafting final agreements with the distribution utility as well as a review and implementation of utility software architecture solutions. The Feasibility Study will include solar PV and hydroelectric technical studies, environmental and social impact assessments, meter selection support as well as an analysis of the anticipated development impacts.
The U.S. firm selected will be paid in U.S. dollars from a $976,572 grant to the Grantee from the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA).