- A cumulative renewable energy and cogeneration capacity of well over 2 GW capacity is to be tendered by Croatia to encourage their development
- Of the total, 1,075 MW has been reserved for solar power plants under 3 different categories
- Apart from solar, other renewables include wind, hydropower, biomass, biogas and geothermal energy the decree published in the gazette reads
The Croatian government has released details of the country’s plans to encourage renewable energy and cogeneration capacity development through an auction route, allocating a total of 2,265 MW capacity of which solar PV gets a share of 1,075 MW. The government has published the decree in the country’s national gazette.
The 1,075 MW reserved for solar has been categorized in the following manner:
- 210 MW: projects with an installed capacity of over 50 kW to 500 kW
- 240 MW: projects with an installed capacity of over 500 kW to 10 MW, and
- 625 MW: projects with an installed capacity of more than 10 MW
The latest share of the 2,265 MW is reserved for wind farms of over 3 MW capacity with 1.05 GW. Other renewable energy sources that are included in this scheme include hydropower, biomass, biogas, and geothermal energy. All the projects awarded under the auction scheme will enter into power purchase agreements (PPA). The decree doesn’t specify any timeline for the tender scheme though.