German wind, solar tenders in June award 564 MW, interest in wind remains weak
Solar park Doerverden in Germany.
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Germany again faced lackluster response in its latest wind tender, awarding just 464 MW out of the targeted 825.5 MW, while a solar tender on the same date, June 1, was nearly five times oversubscribed.
The Federal Network Agency announced the results today. Details on the bids and prices achieved in the two technology-specific tenders are available in the table.
June tender volume (in MW)
Total bids (in MW)
Awarded bids (in MW)
Awarded bids (number)
Lowest bid value (EUR cents/kWh)
Highest bid value (EUR cents/kWh)
Average bid value (EUR cents/kWh)
Average bid value in previous such tender (EUR cents/kWh)
Most of the winning wind projects are to be built in Schleswig-Holstein state (128.74 MW) and North Rhine-Westphalia (96.85 MW). Because of the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on supply chains and project implementation, the Federal Network Agency, or Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA) will wait for the situation to normalise before publishing officially the award decisions for both wind and solar. This way it will not trigger certain project deadlines.
Earlier this month, the agency also announced the results of a tender for innovative combined heat and power (CHP) plants, which can use renewable heat sources such as heat pumps, solar thermal systems and geothermal energy. Projects with a combined capacity of 26.24 MW were successful in the tender, which sought to award 29.5 MW. The surcharges for the winning projects range between EUR 0.095 and EUR 0.1098 per kWh, with the average, volume-weighted surcharge arriving at EUR 0.1022/kWh.
The next technology-specific wind and solar tenders are planned for September 1. On this date, BNetzA will also hold innovation tenders. The next CHP tender will be in December.