Russia Kicks Off 2.8 GW Tender with 1.9GW of Wind Power up for Grabs

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Russia has recently kicked off a 1.9GW wind power tender, which is fully expected to catch the attention of Finnish developer Fortum. The wind tender is a subsection of a larger 2.8 GW tender, which also includes solar and hydropower projects.

Russian officials announced last month that they were tendering for projects for the next five year period, from 2018 to 2022. The applications are being collected from now till June 9th, and results of the tender are expected to be announced by June 30th. A total of 450 MW of applications for the wind power projects were submitted within the first day of the tender, Monday the 29th. Of the applications submitted, 50 MW will be for 2018, 200 will be for 2019, and 200 MW will be scheduled for 2022.

Fortum has been recorded as already being registered to deliver up to 1.4GW to the Russian market, which highly suggests that they will be participating in the upcoming tender. The Russian Association of Wind Power Industry said that it “can be assumed that the remaining 500MW can be divided between potential market participants”.

Fortum announced last month that it will be partnering with the Russian company Rusnano to bring approximately 500MW of wind power, supported by capacity payments, to the country.