Elassona in Greece to build municipal photovoltaic plants of 5 MW in total


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July 26, 2022






July 26, 2022





The Municipality of Elassona is looking for a contractor for the installation of five solar power plants of 1 MW each. It expects they would cut the local water and sewerage firm’s electricity costs by 90%.

The largest procurement so far for solar power plants has been launched on the National Electronic Public Procurement System (NEPPS) of Greece. The local authority in Elassona has the ambition to achieve huge savings in the power bill for its infrastructure. It is one of the biggest municipalities in the country, with sixty towns and villages. It is located near Larissa in Thessaly,

Elassona is looking for a contractor for the supply, installation and commissioning of five photovoltaic units with a peak capacity of 1 MW each. It earmarked EUR 3.44 million for the project, or EUR 4.27 million including value-added tax. The goal is to increase the energy autonomy of local infrastructure.

The Municipal Enterprise for Water Supply and Sewerage of Elassona consumes 8 GWh of electricity per year

The solar power plants are intended to slash the electricity costs of the Municipal Enterprise for Water Supply and Sewerage of Elassona by 90.3%, to EUR 85,400 per year. The firm consumes 8 GWh per annum. The drop in emissions is estimated at 91%, the documentation shows.

The budget was secured from the Ministry of Interior’s Antonis Tritsis development and solidarity program for municipal governments, named after a former mayor of Athens, and the local firm’s own funds. The project covers 18,515 solar panels of 270 W apiece and other necessary equipment as well as a CCTV and alarm system and fences around the sites.

The contractor will have 12 months to complete the task

The deadline is August 29 and the contractor will have 12 months to complete the task. The offers will be ranked in line with the ratio of quality and price. According to an earlier announcement posted on the municipality’s website, the solar power plants will have a lifespan of 25 years and the project is worth EUR 3.64 million in total, excluding VAT.

Local authorities throughout Greece, especially in its coal mining and power plant hub in the region of Western Macedonia, are pushing forward with just transition and innovative green projects. Municipalities are launching projects for solar power plants and other green infrastructure. They are also facilitating the creation of energy communities or cooperatives.

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