Denmark preps 428-MW tech-neutral renewables tender in Aug
50 MW solar park constructed by Better Energy in Nees, Denmark. Photo: Better Energy A/S
The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) announced on Monday it will launch its next technology-neutral tender in August, targeting 428 MW of renewable energy capacity.
According to the draft tender documents, this will be the only solicitation of its kind this year, with a budget of DKK 1.2 billion (USD 192.3m/EUR 161.4m).
The forthcoming competition will be available to solar photovoltaic (PV), onshore wind, open-door offshore wind, wave power and hydroelectric technologies. DEA expects that the call for bids will be announced on August 23 with an October 22 deadline.
The agency noted that the given time schedule is indicative and the exact dates will be published in the final tender documents.
Last summer, Denmark agreed to proceed with technology-neutral tenders in 2020 and 2021 but shifted the support model to a contract for difference (CfD) mechanism. This came to substitute a scheme that uses a fixed-price supplement on top of the electricity market price.
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