Uruguay's UTE signs contract with FRV for 50 MW of solar power
Jul 1, 2014 - Uruguayan state-owned utility UTE yesterday signed the first power purchase contract for solar power with Dutch firm Fotowatio Renewable Ventures BV (FRV), which will install a 50-MW photovoltaic park for the Uruguayan grid.
The contract is for 30 years and was awarded as part of UTE's tender for up to 200 MWp of solar power, aimed at increasing and diversifying the offer.
The project, named La Jacinta, will be developed in Salto department within two years. The panels will be connected to the Salto substation via a 150-kV line of 5 km (3.1 miles).
In the tender last year UTE received a total 13 offers for 192.68 MW.
Apart from FRV, the utility selected three other projects of combined 96 MW, according to local media reports.
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