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Spain to build 1.2 GW of renewables in Aragon to replace coal-fired power plant

  • 10 months ago (2021-11-08)
  • David Flin
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The Spanish Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge has launched a tender process to offer grid access for 1202 MW of renewable energy projects in the region affected by the closure of a coal-fired power plant in Aragon.

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Bidders have been invited to compete for access capacity at the 400 kV Mudejar node, which became free when Endesa closed its Andorra-Teruel power plant. Mudejar has a capacity of 1302 MW; the Ministry is reserving 100 MW for small-scale renewable energy installations.

The Ministry has said that favourable socio-economic impacts of proposed projects will carry significant weight in the evaluation of bids. It will also take into account technical aspects, including reliability, and minimised environmental impact.

Winning bidders will follow the usual procedures to secure permits for their projects.