Germany adds 5.5GW onshore
Regulator to reduce support as new capacity is above 2.8GW a year goal
Wind farm developers have commissioned 5516MW of new onshore capacity in the last 12 months in Germany, according the country’s grid regulator BNetzA.
The figure includes projects completed between November 2016 and the end of October 2017.
BNetzA plans to lower support prices for new installations by 2.4% from 1 April 2018 to €73.1 per megawatt-hour.
This is because the 5.5GW is well above the 2.8GW a year target for new onshore capacity during the 2017 to 2019 period.
The support price applies to wind farms that registered with BNetzA before 1 February 2017 and have opted for a feed-in tariff rather than participate in the onshore wind auctions.