Russia to start renewables tender in May with 830-MW wind quota

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March 8 (Renewables Now) - This year's renewable energy tender in Russia will start on May 29 and includes a 830-MW quota for wind power, according to an announcement on Wednesday by the country's Association NP Market Council.

The competitive selection of projects for the construction of renewable energy generation facilities in the 2019-2023 period will take place from May 29 to June 9, the association, whose full name is Nonprofit Partnership Council for Organizing Efficient System of Trading at Wholesale and Retail Electricity and Capacity Market, said.

Below is a table with the quotas, in megawatts (MW), per technology for the five years:

Renewable energy source 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
wind 100 0 229,94 0 500
solar PV 35 - 77.6 37.6 0
hydro of below 25 MW - 109.2 10.7 10.7 138.96

The tender will be held in two phases -- from May 29 to June 4 and from June 5 to June 9. Only applications accepted in the first stage will be able to participate in the second. Changes only with respect to planned capital costs are allowed between the two phases.  

In its 2017 renewable energy auction, Russia selected a total of 2,221 MW of projects, of which 1,651 MW wind farms. Winners get 15-year capacity supply agreements with guaranteed return.

Information about the 2018 tender is available, in Russian, on the ATS website:

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