The Kosovo government has announced that it will tender for a 100 MW solar power plant through auction. Kosovo’s Prime Minister, Albin Kurti, has stated that energy security is a matter of national security. USAID Administrator Samantha Power stated that Kosovo’s targets for renewables can serve as a model for other countries.
The Government of Kosovo has announced that it will launch a tender for the construction of a solar power plant with a capacity of 100 megawatts through auction.
Kosovar Prime Minister Albin Kurti, Economics Minister Artan Rizvanuli, USAID Administrator Samantha Power and several guests attended the introductory meeting held at the Kosovo Prime Minister’s Building.
In his speech at the ceremony, Prime Minister Kurti said that after Russia’s unprovoked attack on Ukraine and the resulting global energy crisis and inflation, energy security is a matter of national security.
Pointing out that they announced the auction at a very important time for Kosovo, when the transition to green energy and the largest energy sector investments in the past decades took place, Kurti said, “The Republic of Kosovo’s first solar power auction with a capacity of 100 MW fulfills every step of our vision. Moreover As a competitive scheme for one of the main sectors, this auction also achieves the three main goals of our government: first, equal opportunities for all relevant actors and fair competition. second, innovation and more reasonable prices. third, ensuring transparency and increasing accountability to the citizens of the country.” He said.
The USAID chief noted that Kosovo’s energy sector would have a bright future and said, “Kosovo, which has set a clear, ambitious but achievable goal of 35 percent of energy (produced) from renewable sources in 2031, hopes that other countries will embark on on similar journeys. He could be a model for him.” Use phrases.
The Government of Kosovo will provide the winning company with benefits such as identification and provision of suitable land, a guaranteed purchase price and simple administrative procedures.
The Kosovo Council approved the country’s 2022-2031 Energy Strategy on March 8. The strategy aims to provide at least 35% of energy consumption from renewable energy sources by 2031.
In Kosovo which has the capacity to produce approximately 900 MWh of electricity, the demand is up to 1400 MWh with the increase created by households heated by electricity, especially in winter, and this difference is imported from abroad.
According to data from the European Statistical Office (Eurostat), Kosovo is the country with the cheapest electricity consumption in the first half of 2022 in Europe.
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