Turkey preps for next 1-GW solar tender

25/11/2019 09:19 Solar


Turkey plans to launch in December its next solar tender, in which it will seek to award 1 GW of capacity across smaller projects in a limited number of provinces, deputy energy minister Abdullah Tancan has announced.

The deadline for bids will be in April 2020, Tancan said at an event organised by the Association of Solar Energy Investors (GÜYAD) earlier in November. The plan is to award between 10 MW and 50 MW in 39 provinces with high solar radiation and good conditions for renewable energy development.


At the start of this year, Turkey cancelled a tender for three big solar projects with a combined capacity of 1 GW. This was its second big solar tender under the Renewable Energy Resources Zones (YEKA) programme. The first one in 2017 was won by the Kalyon - Hanwha Group consortium. Just recently it was announced that China Electronics Technology Group Corporation has replaced Hanwha as Kalyon Enerji's partner in the project, which, in addition to the power generation capacity, has a local manufacturing capacity component.


Turkey is also designing new incentive mechanisms for renewable energy after 2021. More information will likely be available in 2020, Tancan said.

Source: renewablesnow.com

EDF revises 2020 forecast for French nuclear output

07/07/2020 09:16:00

EDF is revising upwards its nuclear output estimate in France for 2020, to around 315-325 terawatt-hours. In April, the French state-owned utility said it expected generation this year to be about 300 TWh, down from an initial expectation of 375-390 TWh before the coronavirus outbreak.


Daily (06.07.2020) NBP spot plunged by almost 5% on Friday influenced by an upward revision of the French nuclear output.

06/07/2020 10:40:00

Crude oil prices lost momentum on Friday, on renewed fears over global fuel demand as U.S reported a surge in coronavirus cases. Nevertheless, signs of improving global economy and OPEC+ record high supply cuts limited the loss. As a result, Brent crude decreased by 0.8% to $42.80 a barrel. Similarly, WTI futures traded 1% lower at $40.24 a barrel.


Swinoujscie terminal receives 100th LNG shipment

06/07/2020 10:05:00

The Swinoujscie gas terminal in north-western Poland received its 100th liquefied natural gas cargo on Friday. The 90,000 tonnes LNG shipment came from Qatar Liquefied Gas Company Limited (Qatargas) aboard the Al-Safliya LNG tanker.