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Russia starts largest renewable energy auction in bid for jobs

Russia will launch a tender Monday to award contracts for the purchase of 1.9 GW of clean electricity. This will be the country's biggest renewable energy auction.

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Russia is pressing ahead with its biggest-ever auction for renewable energy, seeking to award contracts to purchase 1.9 gigawatts of clean electricity as well as attracting foreign investment to support jobs at home.

The government tender starting Monday has attracted the interest of Fortum Oyj, Finland's largest energy company, which is prequalified to participate in the auction. Enel SpA of Italy may also participate.

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