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Spain publishes list of auction winners

Wind park in Spain. Author: Santi VillamarĂ­n. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic.

May 23 (Renewables Now) - The Spanish energy ministry on Friday published a list of the winners of its May 17 renewable energy auction, which awarded 3 GW almost exclusively to wind power projects.

The main wind winners are:

Developer Capacity (MW)
Enel Green Power Espana SL 540.1
Energias Eolicas y Ecologicas 54 SL 237.5
Gas Natural Fenosa Renovables 667
Sociedad Aragonesa Transeuropea
de Energias Renova
1,200
Norvento SLU 128.6
Sistemas Energeticos Sierra
de Valdefuentes SLU
206.5
TOTAL 2,979.7

The photovoltaic (PV) technology secured 1.037 MW, of which 1 MW was awarded to Tecnologia Ingenieria y Calidad SL. In addition, a total 19.3 MW of capacity was awarded to other technologies. The table below includes only the projects above 1 MW.

Developer Capacity (MW)
Avanzalia Energia Comercializadora SA 2.9
Biogastur Generacion Navia SL 4.5
Consorcio de Aguas Bilbao-Bizkaia 4.2
Energia sur de Europa SL 2.1
Hibridacion Termosolar Navarra 2
Vertederos de Residuos SA 2.5

The facilities should be operational by 2020, contributing to Spain's 20% renewable energy target by that year. The contracts were awarded at the maximum possible discount, meaning that the projects will be carried out at no additional premium to the market, the ministry has said. The applications submitted have exceeded by more than three times the capacity awarded.

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