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Berlin awards 1GW onshore

67 projects win contracts with average bid price of 4.28 euro cents/kWh

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Germany has awarded just over 1GW of wind capacity to 67 projects in its second onshore tender.

The average price achieved in the auction is 4.28 euro cents per kilowatt-hour, according to federal network agency BNetzA. May’s first round achieved an average price of 5.71 cent/kWh.

A total of 90% of the 1013MW in winning bids are from citizen-led cooperative companies that are developing projects.

Some 281 bids totalling almost 3GW were filed in the latest onshore wind round.

"The second round of competitions for wind farms has also been characterised by high competition. The average surcharge is lower than one cent per kilowatt hour compared to the first round," said BNetzA president Jochen Homann. 

“The result confirms the positive experience gained in the previous competitive tenders in the offshore and photovoltaic sectors.”

For full coverage of the latest German auction result see next week's reNEWS European Onshore Q3 issue.

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