Berlin starts new onshore sale
Bids for 1GW tender due by 1 August for projects registered by 11 July
Germany’s grid regulator BNetzA has started proceedings for a second 1GW auction for onshore wind power this year.
Only projects registered by 11 July can participate, with bids due on 1 August.
The volume in the wind-prone north of Germany is limited to 322MW due to grid bottlenecks.
The bid price is capped at €70 per megawatt-hour.
An 807MW auction was held in May, the first sale to replace the previous feed-in tariff-based support system for the sector.
“After mostly citizens’ cooperatives were successful in the first round, we are curious if this will impact bidding behaviour,” said BNetzA president Jochen Homann.
The first auction was oversubscribed with a total 2.14GW of capacity bid.
Winning bids in the first auction averaged at 5.71 euro cents per kilowatt hour (kWh), with prices ranging from 5.25 cents/kWh to 5.78/kWh.