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Onshore wind dominates latest Italian energy tender

Onshore wind developers again secured the majority of capacity on offer in Italy’s second joint wind and solar PV tender, while prices rose from the country's first auction.

Onshore wind has dominated solar PV in Italy's first two joint technology tenders (pic credit: Futuren)
Onshore wind has dominated solar PV in Italy's first two joint technology tenders (pic credit: Futuren)

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The 500MW round was slightly undersubscribed, with wind and solar developers entering 423.5MW of projects.

Wind projects with a combined capacity of 405.9MW secured contracts, according to state agency Gestore dei Servizi Energetici (GSE) — less than the 495MW awarded to wind in the first tender, which was announced in January.

Discounts ranged between 2.3% and 18.7% below the reference tariff of €70/MWh — corresponding to a price range of €56.91-68.31/MWh.

This represents an increase from the €48.62-67.00/MWh range seen in Italy’s first joint technology tender earlier this year.

Enel Green Power was one of the successful developers in the latest round, securing 68MW of new wind power capacity, plus 38.3MW of repowering projects.

Italian wind energy association Anev urged the government to extend auctions to 2030, well beyond the current deadline of 2021. and called for simpler permitting regulations.

The country’s third wind-solar tender has a deadline of 30 June.

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