“Questionable ‘citizens’ energy' projects”
The high number of citizens’ energy projects among successful bids in the second round of wind power auctions - which can be attributed to a single project developer, UKA – has led to renewed criticism of the current auction regulations, writes Jörg Staude for klimaretter.info. Citizens’ energy projects currently do not have to submit the so-called immission law license to take part in auctions. Industry players wonder whether the special rules will ultimately lead to many winning bids not being realised. As of 2018, citizens’ energy projects will also need to obtain the immission law license to enter the auctions.
Read the article in German here.
For background, read the CLEW article Citizens’ energy projects dominate first onshore wind power auction and the CLEW factsheet High hopes and concerns over onshore wind power auctions.