The preferential tariffs for onshore wind power in Germany will fall by 1.2% from April 1, 2016 as the installations for the last 12 months stood at 3,712 MW, above the government-set levels, it was announced Monday.
The rates are determined by the Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (Bundesnetzagetur) depending on deployment. For any 12 months, the government has set a corridor of 2,400 MW to 2,600 MW for onshore wind. If installations are within the corridor, the quarterly tariff cut is of just 0.4%. If they exceed it, it is greater.
A 1.2% cut to the wind feed-in tariff (FiT) is also planned for January 1, 2016.
The FiTs for biomass power will also be reduced from April 2016, but by the minimum 0.5%. Deployment over 12 months was 67 MW, which is below the limit of 100 MW.