German biomass power tender awards 90.5 MW

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April 30 (Renewables Now) - Biomass projects and existing biomass power plants in Germany with a combined capacity of 90.5 MW were successful in the latest tender by the Federal Network Agency, or Bundesnetzagentur, awarding surcharges for green power.

The tender aimed to award 167.77 MW, but got bids for only 92.5 MW. The surcharges secured by 38 winning proposals range between EUR 0.1028 (USD 0.11) and EUR 0.164 per kWh. The average, volume-weighted surcharge value stands at EUR 0.1399/kWh, up from the EUR 0.1247/kWh achieved in the biomass power tender in November 2019.

Five of the winning bids are for new systems.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on project implementation, the Bundesnetzagentur is waiting for the situation to normalise before publishing officially the award decisions in recent tenders. This way it will not trigger project deadlines. 

The next tender for biomass is scheduled for November 1.

(EUR 1 = USD 1.09)

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