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Denmark opens 2nd technology-neutral renewables tender

Image by: Green Energy Markets (www.greenmarkets.com.au).

September 30 (Renewables Now) – Denmark is seeking proposals for electricity from onshore wind, solar photovoltaic (PV) and „open-door“ offshore wind projects in a technology-neutral tender with a bid cap of DKK 0.06 (USD 0.009/EUR 0.008) per kWh.

The budget allocated for the latest competitive round is DKK 258 million, with the tender awarding support in the form of a fixed-price supplement on top of the electricity price for a 20-year period, the Danish Energy Agency (DEA) said on Friday. The auction is part of a scheme adopted in 2017 that allowed solar and wind to compete against each other in technology-neutral competitive rounds.

Interested parties can submit their proposals until November 27, 2019.

According to DEA, the interconnection of the selected projects has to take place within two or four years after the price premium contract is signed, depending on the type of the installation.

Denmark held its first technology-neutral tender in September last year. It ended with a weighted average price premium of the winning bids of DKK 0.0227 per kWh and awarded contracts to three onshore wind and three solar PV projects with a combined capacity of about 200 MW.

(DKK 1.0 = USD 0.146/EUR 0.134)

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