IPPToday #172: Russia announces 1250 MW renewable energy tender
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Russia's Administrator of the Trading System of the Wholesale Electricity Market (ATS) has published information on its upcoming tender, entitled "The competitive selection of investment projects for the construction of generating facilities operating on the basis of renewable energy sources (RES) for 2019-2023".
Eligible projects must be at least 5 MW in capacity. Hydropower projects cannot exceed 25 MW. No restrictions have been placed on the location of proposed projects.
The tender covers projects to be newly constructed, rather than modernization, expansion, reconstruction or technical re-equipment of an existing generation site. The capacity of a project cannot have been selected in a previous competitive energy tender.
The tender will be carried out in two stages: the first stage from 29 May to 4 June 2018, and the second phase from 5 to 9 June. No new projects can be submitted in the second stage, and updates can only be made to applications submitted in the first stage in regards to capital cost estimates.
ATS plans to award:
- 100 MW wind power and 35 MW solar photovoltaic to be brought online in 2019
- 109.2 MW hydropower to be brought online in 2020
- 229.94 MW wind, 77.6 MW solar PV and 10.7 MW hydropower to be brought online in 2021
- 37.6 MW solar PV and 10.7 MW hydropower to be brought online in 2022
- 500 MW wind and 139 MW hydropower to be brought online in 2023
This amounts to roughly 830 MW wind power, 150 MW solar PV and 270 MW hydropower, 1250 MW in total.
This capacity will add to that awarded in previous tenders, scheduled to be brought online over the next few years. The authority's target indicators of the volumes of input of installed capacity are thus:
- 500 MW wind, 270 MW solar photovoltaic, 49.8 MW hydropower in 2019
- 500 MW wind, 270 MW solar PV, 109.2 MW hydropower in 2020
- 500 MW wind, 162.6 MW solar PV, 35.6 MW hydropower in 2021
- 500 MW wind, 162.6 MW solar PV, 35.6 MW hydropower in 2022
- 500 MW wind, 35.6 MW hydropower in 2023
This amounts to 3,631 MW.