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The government of Albania has announced the results of the country’s first utility-scale bidder-selected site auction for onshore wind. Three bidders have been awarded capacity, totalling 222.48 MW, under the country’s third renewable energy auction and the first for onshore wind.
The successful bidders are Total Eren with a bid of €44.88/MWh for a capacity of 75 MW; Guris with a bid of €74/MWh for 74.88 MW; and Verbund with a bid of €74.95/MWh for 72.6 MW. Albania launched the auction in 2021, with the Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy running the tender. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has helped the Albanian authorities introduce competitive procurement processes for renewable energy projects.