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Croatia issues a tender for 600 MW of solar and wind projects

The Croatian Energy Market Operator (HROTE) has issued a call for tenders for 607 MW of renewable projects, including 450 MW of solar projects (350 MW of projects above 1 MW with a maximum price of €67.05/MWh and 100 MW of projects between 200 kW and 6 MW with a maximum price of €82.04/MWh), 150 MW of wind projects between 200 kW and 18 MW with a maximum price of €75.27/MWh and 7 MW of small hydropower projects above 1 MW with a maximum price of €158.3/MWh. The invitation will be open for 60 days.

Croatia's draft updated NECP (2023) raised the 2030 target for the share of renewables in the final energy consumption from 36.4% to 42.5%, including 73.6% for electricity, 47.1% for heating and cooling, and 21.6% in transport. It should reach 53-65% in 2050 (Energy Development Strategy, 2020). In 2022, renewables covered 28% of final energy consumption, including 55.5% for electricity, 37% for heating and cooling and 2.4% in transport. In 2022, HROTE launched a 638 MW renewable auction that was under-subscribed and only awarded 107 MW.