Voltalia has won EBRD-supported 100 MW solar tender in Albania

Mar 31, 2021 04:29 PM ET
  • The French renewables company Voltalia has won the contract for the building and also operation of a 100 MW solar plant in Albania following its effective bid in a tender run by the Albanian Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy.

The European Bank for Reconstruction and also Development (EBRD) supported the tender by giving technical aid.

The brand-new plant, situated in the area of Spitallë, in the seaside community of Durrës in the west of the nation, will certainly diversify energy supply and rise energy safety and security while providing climate-neutral energy at an economical price. "Supplying a toll below 30 Euros per megawatt hr for wholesale electrical energy is stunning. This is a wonderful result for Albania and for the Western Balkans overall," claimed Harry Boyd-Carpenter, EBRD Director, Energy Europe, Middle East as well as Africa.

The tender improves the success of a previous competitive bidding procedure for solar energy sustained by the EBRD in Albania at the seaside site of Karavasta, where Voltalia has won the tender to build as well as operate a 140 MW solar plant.

To date, the EBRD has spent greater than EUR1.5 billion ($1.7 billion) in 110 projects in Albania.

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