Germany’s Federal Network Agency Awards 664 MW In Wind And Solar Projects

Germany’s latest mixed-technology tender was oversubscribed, awarding close to 400 MW of wind and 264 MW of solar projects.

Germany’s latest mixed-technology tender was oversubscribed, awarding close to 400 MW of wind and 264 MW of solar projects. The tender, which was open for submissions by December 1, 2020, targeted 366.9 MW of onshore wind capacity and received proposals for 657.1 MW coming from 96 bids. 

The Federal Network Agency, also known as the Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA) in German, announced on December 21 that 58 bids out of 96 bids were awarded for a combined capacity of 399.7 MW.

It noted that this was the first oversubscription in an onshore wind tender this year.  

  • The lowest bid value of a bid that was accepted is 5.59 ct / kWh 
  • The highest bid value of a bid that was accepted is 6.07 ct / kWh 
  • The average, volume-weighted award value is 5.91 ct / kWh 

The tender round will enable the construction of 153.6 MW of wind farms in Schleswig-Holstein, 89 MW in North Rhine-Westphalia, and 84.9 MW in Lower Saxony. Three bids had to be excluded from the competition due to formal errors. The tender for solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity ended up awarding 264.2 MW of projects against a target of 257 MW. A total of 936.1 MW of projects were submitted with 186 bids, out of which few were excluded. From those 45 winning proposals, 15 are related to projects which will be installed on arable land or grasslands.  

  • The lowest bid value of a bid that was accepted was 4.88 ct / kWh
  • The bid with the highest award value was 5.26 ct / kWh
  • The average, volume-weighted surcharge value is 5.10 ct / kWh

Germany’s next tender for onshore wind will be launched on February 1, 2021, while a competitive round for rooftop PV capacity will start on March 1, 2020.

The Federal Network Agency is the German regulatory office for electricity, gas, telecommunications, post, and railway markets. It is a federal government agency of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and headquartered in Bonn, Germany.

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