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Ecuador launches tender for 310 MW of wind, solar projects

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July 31 (Renewables Now) - Ecuador is to tender in August the construction of 310 MW of wind and solar farms, the country's electric corporation CELEC EP said at the presentation of the projects on Tuesday.

Specifically, the government plans to put up the 200-MW El Aromo photovoltaic (PV) plant and the 110-MW Villonaco II and III wind farm projects in the auction. Together, they require an investment of USD 400 million (EUR 358.5m) from the private sector. When complete, the parks will be able to offset some 128,000 tonnes and 219,870 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, respectively.

More details on the two projects are available in the table below.

Project Capacity Cost in million Province
El Aromo 200 MW USD 200 Manabi
Villonaco II and III 110 MW USD 200 Loja

The tender officially starts on August 28, 2019. A total of 45 international companies specialized in renewable energies from Germany, Canada, Spain, China, the US, among other countries, were present at Tuesday's launch.

The 595.65 MW Paute Cardenillo hydropower plant (HPP) will also be presented for bids in the coming weeks, CELEC EP noted.

(USD 1 = EUR 0.90)

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