Germany’s latest mixed-technology tender was oversubscribed, awarding close to 400 MW of wind and 264 MW of solar projects.
The tender, which was open for submissions by December 1, 2020, targeted 366.9 MW of onshore wind capacity and received proposals for 657.1 MW coming from 96 bids. Of those, 58 bids were awarded for a combined capacity of 399.7 MW, the Federal Network Agency, known in German as the Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA), announced on Monday. It noted that this was the first oversubscription in an onshore wind tender this year.
The successful bids ranged between EUR 0.0559 (USD 0.0684) and EUR 0.0607 per kWh, with a volume-weighted average of EUR 0.0591/kWh.
The tender round will enable the construction of 153.6 MW of wind farms in Schleswig-Holstein, 89 MW in North Rhine-Westphalia and 84.9 MW in Lower Saxony. Three bids had to be excluded from the competition due to formal errors.
The tender for solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity ended up awarding 264.2 MW of projects against a target of 257 MW. A total of 936.1 MW of projects were submitted with 186 bids, some of which had to be excluded. Of the 45 winning proposals, 15 are related to projects that will be installed on arable land or grasslands.
Price of the winning bids ranged between EUR 0.0488 per kWh and EUR 0.526 per kWh. The volume-weighted average was EUR 0.0510/kWh.
Germany’s next tender for onshore wind will be launched on February 1, 2021, while a competitive round for rooftop PV capacity will start on March 1, 2020.
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