Roirama state tender in Brazil secures 108 MW of clean energy

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June 3 (Renewables Now) - Brazil awarded 108.3 MW of supply contracts for green power, mainly from bioenergy plants but also some solar, in Friday's Roraima state tender, the national power sector regulator announced.

The auction resulted in contracts for 6,402,408.74 MWh of electricity at an average price of BRL 833 per MWh. It will come from 263.5 MW of power plants using biomass, biofuels, solar energy, natural gas and diesel.

Details on the contracted capacity by source are available in the table below.

Source Capacity
Diesel 38.1 MW
Natural gas 117 MW
Biofuel + Biomass 13.3 MW
Biofuel + Solar 62.4 MW
Biomass from wood 32.6 MW

This tender negotiated power purchase agreements (PPA) with a 15-year term for natural gas and renewables, and a 7-year term for the remaining sources. Power supply is scheduled to begin on June 28, 2021.

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