North Macedonia announces new solar tender
Date: August 5th 2021
Author: Peter Palčec
North Macedonia’s government announced tender on Wednesday to award premiums to individual solar power plants with a total installed capacity of 80 MW.Potential bidders can apply for a premium with projects on private or public land for which the right of use has been established. The deadline for the submission of bids is 5 October 2021.
The award criterion is the lowest fixed premium sought by the bidders. The successful applicant will receive support paid on top of the electricity price under a 15-year contract with the Macedonian economy ministry.
More information can be found HERE in Macedonian.
North Macedonia plans to invest EUR 3.14bn in energy by the end of 2027, installing over 1 GW of wind and solar capacity and developing its gas sector (MORE).
The Macedonian energy development strategy up to 2040 foresees 1,400 MW of solar and up to 750 MW of wind capacity in North Macedonia by 2040.
Meanwhile, the Macedonian power utility ESM was seeking consultants to assist them in the preparation of feasibility studies for two solar projects with a combined capacity of 160 MW, and a 50 MW wind farm project.
ESM’s goal is to replace its 650 MW of coal capacity and stop using fossil fuels in energy generation by 2027 at the latest. It aims to install 850 MW of solar and around 70 MW of wind capacity by 2027.