Greek utility PPC to sell power from new 200MW solar farm at record-low price

first_imgGreek utility PPC to sell power from new 200MW solar farm at record-low price FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:Greece has launched a series of renewable energy tenders to procure new solar PV and wind power capacity in separate auctions and joint tenders. Earlier this week, it held its second-ever joint renewable energy tender with a single pot for both technologies. It ended up awarding 502.94 MW of capacity, including 350 MW of solar.The tender resulted in a record-breaking tariff of €0.04911/kWh for a 200 MW solar project that will be built in Ptolemaida, a mining region in Greece’s Macedonia region.State-owned utility Public Power Corp. (PPC) is backing the project. The installation will serve as the starting point of a broader plan to develop an additional 3 GW of PV capacity in the country’s mining regions.EMV, which is backed by France’s EDF, offered a rate of €0.05068/kWh – the tender’s second-lowest tariff – for a 70 MW solar project in the municipality of Evrotas, on the Peloponnese Peninsula.Greece’s Panagakos Group, meanwhile, offered the round’s highest successful tariff, at €0.05482/kWh, for a string of PV parks that will be developed by two companies, Spes Solaris 3 and Spes Solaris Solar Concept.Greece’s tender regime has driven a steady reduction in tariffs, which will benefit Greek electricity consumers and the national economy. More importantly, it has also cultivated a competitive environment for domestic companies, as they now need to set strategies to beat international players in the Greek market. This was something that was unthinkable just a few years ago.[Ilias Tsagas]More: Greece wraps up PV tender with record-breaking €0.04911/kWh tarifflast_img read more

CBN Junior Tennis Championships Serves off with Upsets

first_imgThe 13th edition of the Central Bank Junior Tennis Championship served off at the National Stadium, Surulere tennis centre on Monday with two major upsets in the Boys 10 category.David Edwards, 9, the number one seed in the boys 10 and younger brother of Marylove – Nigeria’s future tennis hope – was given a rude shock by Onyekachi Ogunjiofor from Ibadan in the first round-robin match.Ogunjiofor who is making his debut in the CBN Junior Circuit matched the top seed stroke for stroke, reaching some wide balls that defied his diminutive figure. He eventually won the match which attracted a decent crowd 12-10, 10-6. The number two seed in the same category, Seyi Ogunsakin, from Ekiti also bit the dust in his first round-robin match when he was also surprised by Wisdom Fortune from Lagos 9-11, 10-4, 13-11.However, both players have two more matches to fight their way back to secure a semifinal slot.The top two seeds in the Girls 12 event, however avoided any upsets. No. 1 seed, Mary Azi from Abuja, fought back from a set down to beat Juanita Mueke from Rivers 6-10, 10-6, 10-5 while Favour Amaechi, the second seed from Rivers, recorded a straight sets,10-7, 10-7 victory over Blessing Akpan from Lagos.The tournament is featuring singles matches in four age groups for boys and girls – boys and girls 10s, 12s, 14s and 16s.Round-robin matches in all the age groups will continue at the national stadium tennis centre until Thursday when semifinalists will emerge. The grand finale is slated for the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club on Saturday, May 4 starting at 12 noon.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more