Electricity companies EDP and Endesa confirmed to pass Each submitted their nomination to give a new future to the Pego thermal power plant, in Abrantes, the closure of which, at the end of November, marked the end of the electricity produced from coal in Portugal.
The bid for the conversion of the plant, whose deadline expired on Monday, included projects from these two candidates, although neither of them wanted to make any comment on the content of the bids at this time. The Tejo Energia (CAE) power purchase agreement (a partnership between Endesa and Trustenergy) expired on November 30, 2021, so the government chose to open tender for the power grid connection point.
The CEO (CEO) of EDP and EDP Renováveis, Miguel Stiluel de Andrade, had already indicated his interest in submitting a project to transform the plant, at the end of November, when he said he had not decided to participate in this tender but that this would advance if he had competitive offer. On the same occasion, the director said that the project would definitely include a renewable component and could include a hydrogen component.
Just a day later, Grenvolt also admitted to the Echo newspaper that he was analyzing the possibility of applying, an initiative that relies on being able to offer something “special”, but it did not provide further details, and is currently doing so. No further comment has been provided.
In addition to these intentions, the plans of a shareholder in the Pego plant, Trustenergy (a partnership between France’s Engie and Japan’s Marubeni) were also known, which designed a biomass solution to continue the plant. However, the nomination has not been confirmed.
In parallel with pass Reportedly, the expectation of funds from the Central Region Fair Transition Fund (FTJ), specifically to support projects that mitigate the impact of the Pego coal plant shutdown, is arousing strong interest from several companies: 24 expressions of interest with a total investment of 266 million euros in their projects . Among them is one from the CME company (it was not possible to confirm the details of it), but the company pass He is only moving in this race, and he has no plans to reconvert the plant.
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