Albania to release auction for 100 MW solar PV park in Spitalles

Oct 30, 2020 04:00 PM ET
  • Albania will certainly introduce the 3rd public auction for the construction of a solar photovoltaic park, with a planned capacity of 100 MW, regional media reported.
Albania to release auction for 100 MW solar PV park in Spitalles
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It would be the third auction for large solar power plants in the country. In August Albania signed a contract for the 140 MW Karavasta project with Voltalia, which would certainly currently be the biggest photovoltaic or pv power plant of its kind in Southeastern Europe. The initial public auction for the project in the Akerni salt flats has gotten on hold for almost 2 years, since India Power's consortium offered the very best quote at Albania's initial public auction.

The new solar park will be located in the area of Spitalles

The Ministry of Infrastructure and also Energy will certainly open the public auction for the building of a solar park in the location of Spitalles, with installed ability of 100 MW, minister Belinda Balluku stated.

The auction policies will certainly be similar as when it comes to Karavasta project

The public auction rules will certainly resemble competition for the Karavasta solar park. The state will certainly pay a blessed price for the manufacturing from 50 MW, while the remainder will certainly be sold on the market.

The rate accomplished on auction for Karavasta is the lowest solar power rate in Balkans. Voltalia has supplied to market electricity for simply EUR 24.89 per MWh while country authorities said it would accept the set price for half of the 140 MW for 15 years, while the contract is for 30 years.

On the very first public auction, for the Akerni project, India Power's consortium offered EUR 59.9 per MWh for half of the planned 100 MW. Voltalia additionally took part in the public auction.

Albania as well as North Macedonia are the only countries in the area to organize public auctions for renewables energy projects.

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