• The Brazilian state of Pernambuco has invited solar power bids for sale of electricity to the Northeast submarket
  • Minimum bid amount for electricity is 600 MWh per month from January 2017 to May 2017
  • This tender is being held under ‘free market’ rules
  • The last date to submit tender documents to AD Diper is set at January 13, 2017

The Economic Development Agency of Pernambuco (AD Diper) in Brazil has invited bids for sale of solar energy to the Northeast submarket. The tender is a solar electricity auction in a ‘free contracting’ environment for the period from January 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017.

The amount of solar electricity tendered has been specified for each of the 5 months. In January 2017, it is set at 643.65 MWh, increasing until March 2017, then coming down to 644.4 MWh in April 2017 and 598.92 MWh in May 2017. The minimum bidding amount is 600 MWh per month.

The tender is being held under the so-called free market (ACL).

The last date to submit tender documents to AD Diper is set at January 13, 2017. Result will be announced on January 20, 2017.

The schedule of the tender is available in Portuguese on the website of AD Diper and can be viewed here. The entire tender document, also in Portuguese, can be accessed here.

Brazil recently canceled its only solar and wind power auction for 2016 citing reduced energy demand in the face of an economic and political crisis.

Pernambuco had already awarded 123 MW PV in Brazil’s first solar-only tender in December 2013. Enel started operations of two solar plants, they won in this tender, with a combined capacity of 10 MW in 2015.