Greece: A solar power plant to be built by METKA

, SEE Energy News

For the construction of its 200 MW solar power plant in Kozani in northern Greece, renewables arm of Greek state-controlled Public Power Corporation (PPC) selected METKA as the contractor. This is a part of a larger project which includes the construction of solar parks in Kozani with total power output of 230 MW. Estimated cost of the project is 130 million euros, of which 110 million is related to 200 MW tender. In May, PPC Renewables, a renewable energy arm of Greek state-controlled Public Power Corporation (PPC), has decided to award two contracts for the construction of 15 MW solar power plants in Kozani to METKA and Terna. The two solar power plants will be built on the site of depleted lignite mines of the parent company and their construction should start this summer. PPC Renewables is also progressing with the tender for the construction of a solar park on the depleted coalmine near Megalopoli in Peloponnese, which has attracted high interest. Among local bidders are several engineering companies: Intrakat, Aktor, Avax, GEK Terna and METKA, while international participants include French Voltalia and two Chinese bidders: Dongfang Electric and joint venture of Sunel and Shanghai Electric. In early 2020, PPC Renewables announced that it is planning to build large scale solar projects at its depleted lignite fields in West Macedonia and near Megalopoli, in the Peloponnese. The company already submitted applications to Greek Regulatory Authority for Energy (RAE) for solar power production permits, with a total capacity of some 1,500 MW. Thus, PPC Renewables would increase its portfolio to up to 4.5 GW.