Germany launches onshore tender
2 May deadline for bids to participate in 800MW auction
Germany’s federal grid regulator BNetzA has launched the country’s first onshore wind tender with 800MW up for grabs through auction.
The deadline for bids is 2 May and installations with more than 750kW need to have registered with BNetzA three weeks ahead of that date in order to participate.
The price cap is €70 per megawatt-hour for projects in locations with optimal conditions.
Only 258MW out of the 800MW will be allocated to projects in Northern Germany, in what are known as grid-bottleneck areas.
Community-driven or co-operative wind projects receive special consideration, including having more time to complete wind farms and being able to participate in tenders before receiving a building license.
Germany plans to support 2.8GW a year in new onshore wind farms through tenders from 2017 to 2019, rising to 2.9GW from 2020.
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