Croatia presents arrangements to tender 1 GW of solar

May 22, 2020 12:57 PM ET
  • The authorities prepare to designate 2.26 GW of renewable resource ability on the whole under the plan, which will certainly consist of various other power resources such as hydropower, wind, biomass, biogas, as well as geothermal power. The federal government will certainly supply projects it picks with a feed-in cost costs, which will certainly be spent for the power produced by the projects, in addition to place market value.
Croatia presents arrangements to tender 1 GW of solar
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The Croation federal government has actually presented a brand-new tender system for renewable resource as well as co-generation projects, with strategies to designate around 1,075 MW of PV capability. In general, the federal government intends to appoint 2.26 GW of renewable resource capability under the system, while additionally consisting of various other resources such as hydropower, wind, biomass, biogas, as well as geothermal power.

For solar, the federal government has actually determined to designate 210 MW for projects varying in dimension from 50 kW to 500 kW, 210 MW for installments with capabilities in between 500 kW and also 10 MW, as well as 625 MW for PV nuclear power plant surpassing 10 MW. Projects chosen under the plan will certainly be granted a feed-in rate costs, which will certainly be spent for by the power the projects create, in addition to area market value.

" This law is definitively an essential action in the direction of fulfilment objectives detailed in the Croatian Energy Strategy embraced in 2019," Croatian PV professional Petar Curic informed pv magazine. "This capability would certainly cover regarding 10 % of Croatian complete intake and also power would certainly be offered when required most-- throughout optimals of the touristic period ... however the awareness of greater than gigawatt PV plants will primarily depend upon considerable renovations of grid capability which is, regrettably, strained."

The federal government has yet to reveal a schedule for the tenders, although they will certainly be held eventually this year.

According to the International Renewable Energy Agency, Croatia had actually a complete mounted PV capability of simply 69 MW by the end of 2019, with just 1 MW of brand-new yearly enhancements. A lot of its set up ability is stood for by business and also property PV projects. Such setups were constructed under the nation's ran out 50 MW FIT plan or under its net-metering regimen, which has actually been in force because January 2019.

State-owned utility Hrvatska elektroprivreda (HEP Group) introduced a strategy in 2015 to establish its solar profile. The firm stated the strategy would originally result in the building and construction of 4 PV plants with an integrated capability of 11.6 MW on numerous islands at an expense of around HRK80 million ($11.5 million).

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