By Swann Bigot, legal expert and consultant in international affairs, for Eurasia Network – May 21, 2017

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Wind turbines, May 2017 – Source : S. Bigot

The updated competitive selection of investment projects will cover a five years period ahead – from 2018 until 2022 with new volume of renewable power required.

Update was made in compliance with the changes introduced into the Regulations of the Wholesale Electricity and Capacity Market by the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 432 dated April 17th, 2017.

The tender will take place from May 29th until June 9th, 2017. The results will be released on June 30th, 2017.

New volumes of power capacities have been added for the period covering 2018-2022:

  • Wind power projectswill be selected during the competition: for 2018 – with a total capacity of 250 MW, for 2019 – 300 MW, for 2020350 MW, for 2021 – 500 MW and for 2022500 MW.
  • Solar power projects with a total capacity of 30.002 MW, 270 MW, 162.6 MW and 162.6 MW will be selected for implementation in 2018, 2020, 2021 and 2022 respectively.
  • Hydro power projectsreaching a capacity of 109.2 MW, 35.6 MW and 96 MW will be implemented in 2020, 2021 and 2022 respectively.

The selection will be carried out in two stages: the first stage from May 29th to June 2nd 2017, the second stage from June 5th to June 9th 2017.

During the second stage of selection, candidates will be allowed to submit updated applications for projects which would have been included in the list of accepted applications on the basis of the results of the first stage. However, the amount of “planned capital expenditures” cannot exceed the previous one presented during the first stage according to the press release of the Russian NP Market Council.

The legal framework of applications is established by the Regulation on selection of renewable energy sources projects, a text entered into force in its last version on May 1st, 2017 and which is the Appendix No. 27 to the Agreement on accession to the Russian wholesale market trading system (DOP).

The selection of projects will be held in compliance with the Regulations of the wholesale electricity and capacity market.[1]

Updated planned volumes of required power for the years from 2018 until 2022:

Renewable energy generating facilities 

2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Wind power plants


300 350 500 500
Solar power plants 30,002 270 162.6


Hydro power plants (25 MW capacity) 109.2 35.6


The updated information necessary to take part in the competitive selection of renewable energy facilities for 2018-2022 was published on the official website of the ATS (Russian Administrator of Electricity Trading System) on April 27th, 2017 here.

Read also : German company builds a 90 MW wind farm in southern Russia

The Association “NP Market Council” was created in accordance with the Russian federal law “On electric power industry” firstly adopted in 2003. The main purpose of the association is to ensure the functioning of the commercial infrastructure of the Russian wholesale electricity and power capacity market (OREM).

ATS is a 100% subsidiary of the Association “NP Market Council”. Since April 1st, 2008 ATS has been conducting trade organizing activities and providing calculations between Russian producers and buyers of electricity. ATS is today the Russia’s leading trade organizer in the wholesale electricity and capacity market.

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[1] Approved by the Resolution No. 1172 of October 27, 2010 adopted by the Government of the Russian Federation.