Voltalia wins a concession for a 140-MW solar plant in Albania
Voltalia won a 30-year concession contract for a 140-megawatt solar plant in Karavasta, Albania. An international and transparent tender was launched in January but was delayed twice by the coronavirus outbreak and related travel restrictions. However, Albania’s Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy managed to successfully conclude the tender on May 27th. The Karavasta plant will be Voltalia’s second biggest solar plant worldwide.
Half of the 140 megawatts will be sold at EUR 24,89 per megawatt-hour through a 15-year power sale contract with the Albania State, with the other half to be sold through another long-term power sale contract negotiated in the market.
“We are very pleased to consolidate our presence in Europe with the largest solar plant in the West Balkan region. I thank the teams of Voltalia in Albania, Greece, Portugal and France who have been fully mobilized on this major project despite the constraints created by the ongoing crisis”, commented Sйbastien Clerc, CEO of Voltalia.
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