Oversubscribed German joint tender awards 211 MW of solar

SunPower's Bavaria solar park in Germany. Author: pgegreenenergy. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic.

April 18 (Renewables Now) - Germany’s joint tender for solar and wind projects, with a deadline of April 1, 2019, has attracted only solar bids and was oversubscribed more than three times.

The Federal Network Agency, also known as the Bundesnetzagetur (BNetzA), said today that it awarded 18 projects with a combined capacity of 210.8 MW, including 59 MW in Saxony-Anhalt, 59 MW in Brandenburg, 48 MW in Schleswig-Holstein, 10 MW in Hesse and 33 MW in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

The average winning bid price went up to EUR 56.60 (USD 63.6) per MWh from EUR 52.70 per MWh in November 2018, while individual proposals ranged from EUR 45.00 to EUR 61.00 per MWh.

The tender targeted 200 MW and received 109 solar bids for a total capacity of 719.6 MW. A total of 18 bids for 58 MW had to be excluded.

Separately, the 133-MW biomass tender with a deadline of April 1 resulted in 20 bids for a total of 27 MW. Of them 19 were successful for 25.5 MW in total.

The dates for the next technology-specific tenders in Germany this year are: May 1 for onshore wind; June 1 for solar energy; and November 1 for biomass power.

(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.124)

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