- Moldova has issued a call, inviting applications for 235 MW renewable energy capacity
- The quota for solar power capacity in the tender is fixed at 70 MW, which needs to come from 50 MW rooftop solar and 20 MW rest
- Remaining capacity needs to come from wind energy, biogas-, singaz- and direct-combustion based cogeneration plants and hydro generation
The National Agency for Energy Regulation (ANRE) in Moldova has launched a tender to procure electricity from 235 MW renewable energy capacity, comprising 70 MW to come from solar PV in the form of 50 MW rooftop solar and 20 MW from other installations.
The other capacity will be sourced as 15 MW from wind energy, 100 MW biogas-based cogeneration, 15 MW singaz-based cogeneration, 30 MW of cogeneration plants using direct combustion, and 5 MW hydro installations.
For non-intermittent renewable sources of electricity generation, applications can be submitted starting from April 1, 2022, while for wind energy projects submissions can be made from April 8, 2022.
Solar power projects can send in their entries from April 15, 2022, according to the announcement.
The Moldavian solar tender comes close after 2 other Eastern European countries have published renewables’ tenders. Romania announced a renewables tender with a capacity close to 1 GW end of March, with its Energy Minister Virgil Popescu saying that such ‘investments means long-term solutions for the energy security of our country’ (see Romania’s 950 MW Renewables Tender). Energy market operator of Croatia, Hrvatski Operator Tržišta Energije (HROTE) has opened a competitive auction round to allocate a total of 622 MW of new renewable energy capacity, comprising 300 MW of solar energy projects of larger than 500 kW (see Croatia Announces 622 MW RE Auction).