Brazil: Pernambuco to launch solar tender

The government of Pernambuco, Brazil, has launched a tender for the supply of electricity on a short-term basis from PV projects, to cover the needs of a public body. The specific period for the delivery of the electricity is from 1 January to 31 May 2017.

The deadline for submitting the necessary documentation to the Economic Development Agency of Pernambuco (AD Diper), the agency coordinating the tender, has been set for the 13 January. The auction will be conducted under free contracting conditions, with the point of supply for the electricity the Northeast submarket.

The volume of energy that will be tendered will vary between different months, from the 598.92 megawatt hours required in May to the 770.04 megawatt hours required in March. The tender will cover the needs of AD Diper itself.

The results of the auction will be announced on 20 January, according to the schedule of the tender.

The state of Pernambuco, located in northeastern Brazil, has implemented various measures to boost solar deployment. The state already conducted one PV plant tender back in 2013, with 122 MW of projects initially awarded. Of those projects, two 10 MW plants have so far been completed by Enel.