Croatia’s Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Tomislav Ćorić announced an auction for 400 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy sources, primarily large solar panels and wind farms. According to him, the tender will be set up so that it doesn’t happen that one or two projects win the entire capacity.
The tender follows a series of new schemed introduced in Croatia to stimulate the production of renewable energy.
“The conditions have changed,” the minister said. “We are all aware that the costs for the technologies are falling and that renewable energy projects are feasible with much lower prices.”
Mr Ćorić underlined that the energy policies both on a national and European level, have undergone a significant transformation in recent years.
“By adopting the Energy Development Strategy of the Republic of Croatia until 2030 and the National Energy and Climate Plan, Croatia has made a significant step forward compared to the previous period,” he emphasised. “Our ambitions follow the ambitions of most European Union countries and we believe that Croatia is in a favourable position.”
Photo: Croatia’s Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development