Solar development taking hold in Kazakhstan

first_imgSolar development taking hold in Kazakhstan FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:JSC Kazakhstan Electricity and Power Market Operator (JSC KOREM) has revealed that the winner of the auction for a 50 MW solar power project in Kazakhstan’s Otyrar district is Italian oil and gas producer Eni.The group’s LLP Arm Wind unit offered the lowest price (not including VAT) of KZT 12.49 ($0.032)/kWh. “The ceiling auction price – KZT 29/kWh (excluding VAT) during the trading session decreased by 2.3 times,” JSC KOREM said.The 50 MW project is a joint initiative under the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, in cooperation with the UN Development Program. Eni is already active in the Kazakh energy market as a joint operator of the Karachaganak field. It is also an equity partner in various projects in the northern part of the Caspian Sea, including the giant Kashagan fieldThe auction has delivered a price which is lower by at least a third than those seen in the country’s first renewable energy auction in October 2018, when the final prices of the four selected PV projects, totaling 170 MW, ranged from KZT 18.6 to KZT 18.6.In another auction that was finalized in September, JSC KOREM selected a 10 MW PV project submitted by Russian developer Solnechnaya Sistema LLP, which offered a price of KZT 9.9/kWh, and a 26 MW solar project presented by KazSolar 50 LLP, which submitted a bid of KZT 16.97/kWh. The Solnechnaya Sistema LLP project will be built near the country’s Aral district, while the KazSolar 50 LLP plant will be built in the Shet district.Several more projects are being built outside the country’s auction scheme, including a 128 MW solar project by Total Eren and a 50 MW project by Suntech, among others. In January, German developer Goldbeck Solar said it had finished a 100 MW solar project near the town of Saran. That project also operates under a 15-year PPA, at a price of KZT34.61/kWh ($0.091). [Emiliano Bellini]More: Italy’s Eni wins Kazakhstan’s 50 MW solar auction with $0.032/kWh bidlast_img read more

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Mourinho’s 2015 comments on never managing Tottenham come back to haunt him

first_imgTottenham appoint Jose Mourinho as new manager less than 24 hours after sacking Mauricio Pochettino JOSE MOURINHO has been named the new Tottenham manager – four years after insisting he could never be their boss.Mourinho was confirmed as the new boss this morning after signing a three-and-a-half-year deal.2 Jose Mourinho claimed in 2015 he could never become Tottenham managerCredit: PA:Empics SportThe 56-year-old will take charge of training for the first time this afternoon as he sets to work immediately on turning the club’s season around.But back in 2015, the Portuguese coach claimed there was not a chance he would ever be tempted to take up a role in North London.Mourinho was in his second spell in charge of Chelsea when he was asked about an approach Spurs chairman Daniel Levy had made for him back in 2007.At the time he had only just left Stamford Bridge at the end of his first period in the hot-seat in West London, and Levy had targeted him as the man to bring success to Spurs.A clause in his contract when he was sacked by the Blues prevented him from managing another club in this country for two years.But Levy had even contacted Chelsea with an offer to buy out the clause, so keen was he to get his man.Asked if he was approached, Mourinho said: “Yes. I couldn’t go. I couldn’t train in England for two years.”I would not take the job because I love Chelsea supporters too much.” 2Latest Tottenham newsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerHowever, times have changed and Mourinho is no longer the cult hero with Chelsea fans as he once was.And having been out of work since being sacked by Manchester United last December, he realised this could be his last opportunity to manage a big club in England.Also, Tottenham have grown massively as a club since 2007, when they had not become Champions League regulars or built a side capable of competing with the best.Mourinho’s first ten games at SpursNov 23 – West Ham (A)Nov 26 – Olympiakos (H)Nov 30 – Bournemouth (H)Dec 4 – Man Utd (A)Dec 7 – Burnley (H)Dec 11 – Bayern Munich (A)Dec 15 – Wolves (A)Dec 22 – Chelsea (H)Dec 26 – Brighton (H)Dec 28 – Norwich (A)last_img read more

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