“Increased uncertainty” whether post-2018 wind expansion targets will be reached
With projects officially defined as citizens’ energy again dominating the second onshore wind auction, the risk of not reaching the expansion targets after 2018 increases, writes the German Wind Energy Association (BWE) in a press release. “We see the danger that the development of auction results leads to a slump in wind energy expansion in 2019 and 2020”, writes BWE. It was unclear how the low prices influenced the actual realisation of projects successful in the auctions, which meant a lot of pressure and uncertainty for manufacturers and suppliers of turbines, writes BWE.
For background, read the CLEW article Citizens’ energy projects dominate first onshore wind power auction and the CLEW dossier Onshore Wind Power in Germany.