Portugal will launch a tender on Thursday for the construction of a dozen power plants using biomass for a total of 100 megawatts, announced Tuesday a source close to the file quoted by the news agency Lusa .
The production of electricity from organic matter of vegetable origin, the rate of which has been set at 1,05 euro megawatt-hours, will be limited to 10 megawatts per unit, it was said from the same source.
The objective of the Portuguese authorities is to produce in 2010, some 150 megawatts of electricity from biomass.
Portugal, which intends to exploit all of its renewable energy sources to reduce its dependence on oil and its CO2 emissions, has planned to invest 2,5 billion euros in the coming years.
With 58% of electricity produced from petroleum, it is one of the European Union states most dependent on fossil fuels and the most polluting.
Note on econology: the rate of 1,05 € per MWh seems erotic. Indeed, whether it is the cost of production or the feed-in tariff for this green electricity, this figure is very low (0,105 c € / kWh).
Indeed; given that the nuclear kWh, is one of the cheapest in the world and costs 2,8 c € / kWh ( calculations here), and on the other hand, the “green” wind kWh is bought back 5 to 8 c € the figure of 0,105 c € / kWh seems very ridiculous…