News Digest Item
21 Jul 2016

“Denmark and Germany sign first cooperation agreement on mutual cross-border pilot auctions for PV installations”

Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Denmark and Germany have agreed on two separate but mutually opened PV auctions to be held in 2016, the Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) has said. Denmark will partially open one auction round with a capacity of 20 megawatt (MW) to bids for ground-mounted solar PV projects from Germany. Germany will in return open a 50 MW round to installations located in Denmark. The cross-border pilot will be the first time that European two countries have cooperated in auctioning support for renewables. The agreement is based on the principle of reciprocity and the ability of physical electricity exchange between the countries.

Read the ministry press release and download the agreement in English here.

Read a CLEW factsheet on Germany’s new auction scheme for renewables.

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