July 10 (Renewables Now) - Germany today announced this year’s biomass tender with a total volume of 225.8 MW and a bidding cap of EUR 0.1473 (USD 0.17) per kWh.
The deadline for bids is September 3. All projects participating in the tender need to have secured in time approval for the construction of the plant.
Biomass auctions in the country are held once a year with a volume of 150 MW. To this is added the capacity not awarded in previous tenders. The 2017 tender, Germany’s first for biomass, left almost 95 MW of unsubscribed capacity as the response was very weak. Meanwhile, 19 MW of biomass capacity built in 2017 is subtracted from the total volume.
As in last year’s tender, existing biomass power plants will again be allowed to compete for 10 extra years of surcharge, if they have less than eight years left under their current contracts. For these plants the bidding cap is EUR 0.1673/kWh.
(EUR 1 = USD 1.18)