Chile reveals auction for 2,310 GWh of power as well as storage space

Nov 24, 2020 01:31 PM ET
  • Chilean authorities have revealed strategies to carry out an auction next year, looking to acquire 2,310 GWh of eco-friendly power from generation and also storage.
Chile reveals auction for 2,310 GWh of power as well as storage space
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Initial bidding process terms published the country's National Energy Commission (CNE) claim chosen projects must begin supplying power from 2026 as well as join to 15-year power purchase agreements.

The terms take into consideration some modifications aimed at lowering threats in order to urge the engagement of different energy providers while achieving competitive rates to benefit customers. These consist of the optional possibility of expanding the original agreement otherwise all the committed power is invoiced.

The last bidding process terms will certainly be released this December, with the auction readied to take place in May 2021.

CNE had actually planned to hold the auction this year, yet it was held off as a result of the impact of COVID-19. CNE executive secretary José Venegas stated the post ponement will efficiently resolve a bidding process that is required to strengthen the significant development of renewable energy projects in the country.

The news comes after Chile's federal government awarded growth civil liberties for 11 utility-scale renewables projects in the nation amounting to greater than 2.6 GW in a tender held previously in the year.

EDF, Engie, Enel, SolarPack, Solarcentury, Sonnedix, Caldera Solar and CopiapoEnergíaSolar were amongst the victors, according to Chile's Ministry of National Assets, with projects coming forward with an implied complete investment value of greater than US$ 2.5 billion.

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