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Ecuador announces renewables auctions, plans to allocate 1 GW

Ecuador plans to launch a 500 MW procurement exercise in November.

French-Ecuadorian consortium wins 14.8 MW/40.9 MWh solar-plus-storage tender in Galapagos Islands

The solar-plus-storage facility will be built by Ecuadorian developer Gransolar and French renewable energy company Total Eren on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos National Park.

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Ecuador announces 350 MW renewables auction

Ecuador’s latest procurement exercise will be open to solar, wind, hydropower and biomass projects.

Ecuador concludes 200 MW PV tender with final price of $0.06935/kWh

Solarpack was the winner of Ecuador’s latest tender, launched in July 2019, for the 200 MW El Aromo solar project. The facility will sell electricity to state-owned Corporación Eléctrica del Ecuador SA under a 20-year power purchase agreement.

Ecuador kicks-off 60 MW solar tender

The government is seeking proposals for 200 MW of renewable energy capacity including two 30 MW solar parks to be constructed in either Santa Elena or Guaya provinces.

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Five bidders for Ecuador’s solar+storage tender

The Conolophus project is designed to lower diesel consumption on Santa Cruz Island in Galapagos National Park, as well as the adjacent island of Baltra.

Tender launched for 14.8 MW/40.9 MWh of solar+storage in Ecuador

The Conolophus project, to be built on Santa Cruz Island in Galapagos National Park, will reduce regional diesel consumption.

Solar-plus-storage vs grid enhancement part V

A project on Isabela Island in Ecuador’s Galapagos archipelago has given its 3,500 inhabitants energy generated by local resources, including plant oil produced on the continent. Preferable to a logistically challenging and hyper expensive extension of the mainland grid, if the $13 million island system were installed today, it would be cheaper than when it was contracted four years ago.

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Bidders line up for Ecuador renewables auction

The final results of the exercise, which attracted 22 participants, will be known on April 15. A 200 MW solar project will be assigned in the auction, with the winning bidder for that facility securing a 20-year power purchase agreement.

Ecuador to kick-off 500 MW renewables auction

Through the procurement exercise, the Ecuadorian government will select wind, solar and mini hydropower projects. Selected developers will be granted a 25-year PPA, while the sole off-taker of the generated energy will be state-owned utility Corporacion Electrica de Ecuador, S.A. (CELEC).

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