State-owned power utility ESM is seeking consultants for feasibility studies for solar power plants of 60 MW and 100 MW in Bitola and its 50 MW Miravci wind power project in Gevgelija.
After Germany’s KfW Development Bank provided a EUR 2.4 million grant to North Macedonia to produce feasibility and environmental impact studies for green energy systems, Elektrani na Severna Makedonija (ESM) issued a prequalification call for consultants for two solar power projects and one future wind farm.
The government-controlled electricity producer said it intends to build solar power plants of 60 MW and 100 MW in Bitola in the country’s southwest and that the assignment is for the production of feasibility studies.
ESM is working on the replacement of its 650 MW coal power plant and mines there with gas and renewable energy sources, with an ambition to stop using the fossil fuel by 2027 at the latest. According to earlier announcements, the company will add solar thermal facilities for heating in the area.