Still no date for additional solar and onshore wind power auctions
In a parliamentary debate, representatives of the centre-left SPD and Greens again called on Peter Altmaier, the federal minister for economic affairs and energy, to set a date for the promised special auctions for a combined 4 gigawatts of solar photovoltaic and onshore wind power capacity as agreed to in the government’s coalition agreement, Sandra Enkhardt writes in PV Magazine. The auctions are set to take place in 2019 and 2020 and environment minister Svenja Schulze sees them as imperative in closing the gap in meeting the country’s 2020 climate protection target. Altmaier says the auctions will be scheduled on time, but adds that the ability for the country’s grid to handle the increased capacity must first be guaranteed.
Read the article in German here.