North Macedonia: 44 bids for the construction of solar power plants on private land

21. October 2019. / SEE Energy News

The Ministry of Economy of North Macedonia said that a total of 44 bids were received on a tender for the construction of solar power plants on private land.
For the total offered 27 MW installed capacity, a total of 44 bids were received, of which 11 bids for solar power plants with installed capacity from 0 to 200 kW, from 201-500 kW 10 offers in total, from 501 kW to 1 MW 19 offers and from 1 to 3 MW were received 4 bids. Taking into account the bids submitted for construction of solar power plants on state land, a total of 126 bids from interested investors have been received for a total of 62 MW of installed capacity.
Deputy Prime Minister in charge of Economic Affairs Koco Angjushev said that the adoption of the new Energy Law enabled increased generation of electricity from renewable sources, and both tenders, for construction of solar power plants on state and private land, were carried out in a highly transparent manner, with companies showing great interest and a competitive procedure was opened.

Minister of Economy Kresnik Bektesi said that when the new Energy Law as adopted, the financing model was switched from feed-in to premium tariff and then many people were skeptical that this model would fail. Today, the opposite is being proven, with the great interest of companies participating in this tender to build new renewable energy generation capacities in North Macedonia and to comply with environmental principles. Following the procedure of the tender, the selection of those who have submitted the most favorable bid follows the criteria set out in the tender. This tender is an excellent opportunity for all citizens, legal entities and individuals, to invest in energy projects, thereby increasing the generation of electricity from renewable sources, Minister Bektesi concluded.
Currently, North Macedonia has 18.4 MW of installed capacity in solar power, but has recently adopted a program which envisages introduction of new 200 MW in solar power by the end of 2021.

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