The Government announces the call for the third auction of renewables of the Ribera era: April 6

It is called for 500 MW renewable: 160 MW for biomass, 200 MW for thermosolar and 140 MW for distributed photovoltaic.

The third vice president and minister for the Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge, Teresa Ribera.

The Government has just launched the call for the third renewable auction, with a product quota of 360 MW and a second product aimed at distributed generation photovoltaic installations with a product quota of 140 MW. A total of 500 MW. It is proposed the 6 of April as the date of the bid and with it, it is “in accordance with the provisions of article 12 of Royal Decree 960/2020, of November 3”.

According to the draft just published by the Ministry for Ecological Transition: “For the first product, four minimum reserves are established to be awarded to different technologies or categories distinguishable by their specificities, in order to comply with the indicative calendar approved by the TED Order / 1161/2020, of December 4, for the year 2021 “.

“A first reservation of 200 MW dedicated to thermoelectric solar technology with at least six hours of storage, a second reserve of 100 MW to photovoltaic installations with installed power equal to or less than 5 MW, a third reservation of 40 MW for installations with installed power lower than 20 MW and a last reserve of 20 MW destined to other renewable technologies ”.

In the case of solar thermal, the draft establishes that it may be awarded to hybrid installations that use thermoelectric solar technology.

In the event that the reserves destined for thermoelectric solar plants (200 MW), biomass (140 MW) and other renewable technologies (20 MW) are not fully awarded, the excess power may be assigned to other offers of the same technologies.

The awarded photovoltaic installations will have two years to build from the award, while the rest of the more complex technologies will have four.

The deadline for submitting allegations begins Thursday, December 30, 2021 and ends on Friday, January 21, 2022.