Portugal has called on developers for a renewable energy auction. The country has called on developers to participate in an offshore wind tender. It plans to generate offshore energy for the Public Service Electric Grid.
In this first auction round, it plans to develop offshore wind power and reach up to 3.5GW of total capacity. The wind power will be spread in the regions of Viana do Castelo, Leixões, and Figueira da Foz.
It comes at a time when the country has prioritized renewable sources as planned in the first version of the review of the National Energy and Climate Plan 2030 (PNEC).
So far, the “PNEC has set a target of 2GW for ocean-based wind technology, with the government assuming the ambition of allocating a capacity of 10GW by 2030 through competitive procedures,” a local report mentioned.
In addition, the latest development follows the draft Allocation Plan for Offshore Renewable Energies.
As per the officials, the first tender “aims to promote the development of the industrial value chain with the involvement of the Portuguese business sector and the development of national port infrastructures, enabling them to serve the offshore wind industry.”