The Ministry of Industry has announced that it has selected 15 projects to generate electricity from renewable resources following a call for tenders. These are 14 biomass projects (216 MW) and a landfill biogas project (16 MW). The tender, which had been launched on December 17 and was open for 200 MW Biomass and 50 MW Biogas, has secured 23 nominations. The average cost of electricity produced by these 14 projects will be 8,6 cents per kilowatt-hour (c € / kWh), "compared to an average price of electricity on wholesale markets in the order of 3,5 c € / kWh with an upward trend, "says the ministry statement. A new call for tenders will be launched in 2005.
Antoine Blouet http://www.enviro2b.com/actualites/energie~1092.htm