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January 21, 2021

Global renewable energy auctions for H2 2020 up 230% year on year

Renewable energy auctions in H2 2020 totalled 33, marking a rise of 230% compared with ten auctions in H2 2019, according to GlobalData’s power database.

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The H2 total for renewable energy auctions was up 14% year on year compared with the total of 29 auctions in H1 2020.

Renewable energy auctions in H2 2020: Asia-Pacific leads global activity

On comparing renewable energy auctions in different regions of the globe, Asia-Pacific held the top position with 15 auctions and a share of 45.5% during H2 2020, followed by South and Central America with 11 auctions and a 33.3% share and Europe with six auctions and an 18.2% share.

In fourth place was Middle East and Africa with one auction and a 3% share.

Solar is top technology area for renewable energy auctions in H2 2020

Looking at renewable energy auctions divided by the type of technology, Solar accounted for the largest proportion with 25 auctions and a 55.6% share, followed by Wind with nine auctions and a 20% share and Hydro with five auctions and an 11.1% share.

Renewable energy auctions in H2 2020: Top companies by auctioned capacity

  1. Ministry for the Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge (Spain): 3,000MW from one auction
  2. Solar Energy Corporation of India (India): 1,340MW from five auctions
  3. NTPC (India): 1,070MW from one auction.

All publicly-announced renewable energy auctions (also known as demand auctions or procurement auctions) are included in this analysis drawn from GlobalData’s Power database, which covers power plants, T&D projects, equipment markets, analysis reports, capacity and generation, and tracks tenders and contracts on a real-time basis.

The database contains renewable energy auction details which are of interest for power sector players such as renewable energy developers, EPC companies, equipment suppliers, O&M service providers and renewable energy consultants among others.

More in-depth reports and analysis on all reported renewable energy auctions are available for subscribers to GlobalData’s Power database.

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