Competitive Procurement Process for Independent Power Producers of Electricity from Renewables Sources
Supply up to Net 100 MW of the Electricity Generation from Renewable Energy Based Power Generation Facilities on a Build, Own and Operate (BOO) Basis
The Generation Procurement Entity (GPE) is established as part of the modern regulatory framework for the efficient management of the electricity sector under the Electricity Act, 2015.
The GPE now invites all Interested Parties to participate in the Call for the Expression of Interest (EoI) for new renewable energy generation capacity in Jamaica. The Call for EoI is developed in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of the Open Call for Tender, which is to be launched during 2023, for the selection of the successful bidders, pursuant to sections 4 and 20 of the Electricity Act, 2015 and the Integrated Resource Plan 2020 (IRP).
The IRP, as published by the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology (MSET), encapsulates the country’s long-term vision for the electricity sector during the 2021 – 2040 horizon. The IRP identifies priority investments in generation and the expansion of the grid. (The IRP can be viewed on www.mset.gov.jm.)
Jamaica has numerous options for the generation of power, prioritizing new renewable resources in the current process. The generation mix selected for the IRP’s horizon focuses on the following priorities: decarbonization, resilience and reduction in the price of electricity.
Further to the objectives and mandates in the IRP, the Government of Jamaica (GOj) has announced its revised goal of the renewable energy generation to 50% by 2030.
The GPE anticipates that mobilization of significant amounts of public and private investments will be required to allow for the timely commissioning of the targeted additional capacity.
The purpose of this Call for the EoI is to signal the beginning of the procurement period for new electricity generation capacity from renewable energy sources. The successful bidders that is approved by the Cabinet will construct, operate, and deliver renewable energy to the National Grid, through the completion of construction, testing and the execution of a standard Power Purchase Agreement.
The Call for the EoI will enable the GPE to identify and characterize an incipient portfolio of projects that can support the country´s goal to increase renewable energy sources in two types of products: a) Energy Product and b) Firmness Capacity, to provide reliability to the system.
Based on the information collected, key inputs will be generated for future versions of the procurement instruments that will result in the definitive Open Call for Tender.
The Call for the EoI is the first step in the Open Call for Tender for new generation capacity.
Call for Expression of Interest
May 12, 2023
Advertisement and Publication of the draft of the RFP & PPA Term Sheets (Initiation of Consultation Period)
June 2, 2023 (estimated)
Culmination of Consultation Period
July 7, 2023
End of Response Period
July 21, 2023 at 23:59 p.m.
Presentation of Expressions of Interest
July 28, 2023 at 23:59 p.m.
Webinar | Communication of next steps
August 16, 2023 (estimated)
Launch of the auction – Publication of definitive RFP & PPA documents
August 25, 2023 (estimated)
Presentation of Bids (Technical and Economic)
November 24, 2023 (estimated)
Footnote 1: Questions received will be addressed upon submission, and the corresponding answers will be published on a weekly basis.
Footnote 2: The time zone for all purposes will be the one in force in Kingston, Jamaica (GMT – 5 hours).
Interested Parties shall download a copy of the Call for the EoI and Annexes below.
The Call for the EoI will remain open for seven (7) weeks until June 30, 2023. During the seven-week period, the GPE will open a 6-week consultation window to receive questions regarding the Open Call for Tender process and draft documentation.
Interested Parties that wish to present questions and/or requests for clarifications must abide by the following process:
The questions and requests for clarifications received will be answered within the period established in the table indicated above. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the GPE reserves the right to respond in full or in part to queries received during the consultation period.
The GPE may make, on its own initiative, clarifications to the Call for the EoI to further specify the scope or interpret any element of the content that, in its opinion, has not been sufficiently clear and makes it difficult to express interest.
The GPE may modify the provisions of this document either on its own initiative or in response to any clarification requested by any Interested Party until or before the expiration of the term to apply.
The modifications that are carried out will be informed on http://www.jis.gov.jm/ – These modifications will form an integral part of this document.
All information requested will be collected through a form, Annex III, which is available below.
On or before the deadline to present EoI, Interested Parties must submit their EoI to firstname.lastname@example.org, using the subject “EoI Submission + Company Name” or the address below:
THE GENERATION PROCUREMENT ENTITY
5 th Floor, PCJ Resource Centre 36
Trafalgar Road, Kingston 10, Jamaica
National and foreign entities and/or legal entities may participate in this EoI (Interested Parties).
Responsibilities of the Parties
When participating in the EoI process, Interested Parties shall take into consideration the following:
Responsibility of the GPE and the Call for the EoI
All expenses and costs of any kind incurred by the applicants for the purposes indicated in the preceding paragraphs will be their exclusive responsibility, without having the right to demand any reimbursement or compensation from the GPE for said concept or any other that has been originated as a consequence of this process.
The GPE will adopt all measures aimed at maintaining the confidentiality of the information presented or exchanged by the Interested Party or Parties during the EoI process, the nature of which will be reserved only for the purposes of this call. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the GPE may use and disseminate freely and without limitations of any kind, all information that is not confidential or reserved by the Interested Party/ies in this call. If there is any information that any Interested Party/ies considers to be of a confidential and/or reserved nature, they must clearly identify it for the purpose of non-disclosure when submitting the EoI as per point 5 above. The GPE reserves the right to make public the information or non-sensitive data related to the expressions of interest received for statistical use, without mentioning or identifying the interested parties. By participating in the EoI all Interested Parties consent to the use of data in this manner.