News Digest Item
30 Jan 2017

Germany starts tenders for offshore wind power plants

Federal Network Agency (BNetzA)

Germany’s grid regulator BNetzA starts its first call for tenders for offshore wind power plants, the Federal Network Agency said in a press release. After introducing tenders for new solar power plants, the BNetzA “now begins the transition to a competition-based support scheme also for offshore wind power” with an initial capacity of 1,550 megawatts. Bids exceeding a feed-in tariff of 12 cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) will not be considered, it added.

Find the press release in German here.

For background, read the CLEW dossier The reform of the Renewable Energy Act.

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