Brazil publishes guidelines for March 2021 energy tender
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Brazil's Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) announced on Thursday the guidelines for a new energy auction to be held on March 2021 for power supply to isolated systems.
Through a decree published in the Official Gazette, the government confirmed that the auction will contract power from several energy sources including renewables and battery storage systems.
This tender will award power purchase agreements (PPA) with 15-year terms for natural gas and renewables, with or without energy storage systems, and with 5-year terms for the remaining sources.
Investors and interested parties can submit projects for registration by state-owned energy research firm EPE until December 4. According to the ministry, there will be no need to present the environmental license in the registration and technical qualification stages.
Isolated systems are regions not connected to the National Interconnected System (SIN). In this particular case, the tender will cover 22 locations in the states of Acre, Amazonas, Para, Rondonia and Roraima.