Russian wind tender lures 2.2 GW of bids

Wind turbines in Kalmykia, Russia. Featured Image: Falkon Capital. License: All rights reserved

June 6 (Renewables Now) - Russia has received 2,213.67 MW of wind project proposals that will compete in the final round of its 2018 renewable energy tender, the country's Association NP Market Council announced on Tuesday.

The targeted capacity of 830 MW for wind power was exceeded by almost three times, coming from 77 projects. The applications were received under the first phase of the auction, from May 29 to June 4. The second phase of the tender will be held from June 5 to June 9.

Below is a table with the quotas and project applications, in megawatts (MW), for wind power.

Year of commissioning Quota Competing projects
2019 100 208.8
2020 0 0
2021 229.94 627.2
2022 0 0
2023 500 1,377.67

Separately, the tender has attracted 37 applications for solar generation totalling 554.36 MW and three projects for hydropower plants of below 25 MW, having a combined capacity of 39.7 MW. The quota for solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity for 2019-2023 is 150.2 MW, while targeted hydropower capacity additions total 269.56 MW.

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.

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