- North Macedonia has launched a tender to individual solar power plants
- Individual projects stand a chance to win premiums for installed power plants for 15 years
- The country also plans to co-develop a 700 MW utility scale solar project with Albania
The Ministry of Economy of North Macedonia has launched a public call to award a contract for rights to use a premium for electricity generated from solar PV plants. These need to be located on land not owned by the federal government or on land owned by the government on which right to use has been established.
Under the bid conditions, winners will be selected on offering the lowest fixed premium for individual PV power plant. They will then be eligible to be paid premium for electricity produced from a PV power plant for 15 years. It is open to both domestic and foreign entities.
Launched on August 4, 2021, last date to submit bids for this tender is October 5, 2021, as per the tender announcement.
In January 2021, North Macedonia Prime Minister Zoran Zaev had said he plans to launch a PV tender for 60 MW capacity in Q1/2021 (see 60 MW Solar Tender Coming Up In North Macedonia).
While the tender document does not specify the capacity, a report in Balkan Green Energy News said the call will support individual PV plants with a total installed capacity of 80 MW. The news outlet also reported Zaev announcing a proposed joined development of a 700 MW solar power facility along with Albania.
In June 2021, the government released its Intervention Investment Plan through 2027, reserving over €3 billion for the energy sector (see North Macedonia: €3 Billion+ Investment In Energy Sector).