the Ministry of Energy s non-renewable natural resources It was reported that 12 companies from seven countries acquired rights from participating in a bidding To develop projects From Renewable electricity generation in Ecuador.
12 companies have pushed out the rights to the public selection process for the so-called “unconventional renewable energy block” (ERNC) which seeks to generate 500 megawatts of electricity, the state’s portfolio said in a statement, Wednesday, January 19, 2022.
Of the total number of interested companies, five are from Ecuador, two are from France and the rest are from Honduras, Panama, Colombia, Mexico and Spain.
The development of the National Competitive Recruitment Examination suite is part of the public selection processes implemented by the government to attract private capital into the sector.
Ecuador counts private investment $1,861 million to develop projects Alternative energy; In addition to the so-called “natural gas combined cycle block”, with a capacity of 400 megawatts; and the “Northeast Transportation System” to connect the oil fields of the Amazon region to the national grid.
Following the invitation by the Department of Energy for the three project groups, companies from Spain, France, Germany, Denmark, Russia, China, Korea, Canada, the United States, Argentina and other American countries have expressed interest in participating in this. Ministry said.
As of last Monday, 56 companies have registered for project specifications for combined cycle natural gas, 35 for the Northeast Transmission System, and 99 for renewable energies.
These operations seek supply The energy portfolio confirmed the national demand for energy “in the best conditions of safety, quality and economy,” under the criteria of “competitiveness, sustainability and environmental responsibility.”