Albania to launch first tender for wind power plants in early 2021 - EBRD

Wind turbines owned by Taaleri Energia. Image by: Centrica plc.

TIRANA (Albania), December 29 (SeeNews) - Albania's government plans to call the first tender for the construction of utility-scale on-shore wind power plants, which is backed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), in early 2021, the bank said on Tuesday.

The tender is also supported by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) with a grant in the amount of 650,000 euro ($796,400), the EBRD said in a statement.

The auction, which will target 130 MW of total capacity, will see bidders propose projects ranging in size from 30 MW to 75 MW, according to a statement from the Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy.

“We are delighted to expand our partnership with the Albanian authorities to start up the wind power sector, building on the successful experience with solar. We are confident that transparent and well prepared tenders for wind can deliver attractive energy prices and quality investors for Albania,” Matteo Colangeli, EBRD head of Albania, said.

The EBRD has so far invested more than 1.4 billion euro in 104 projects in Albania.

($ = 0.8161 euro)

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