“Wind park without support enrages Green industry”
German utility EnBW denied allegations by Germany's Wind Energy Association (BWE) that its zero-support offshore wind bid was “risk-oriented” and only possible because EnBW was largely state-owned, writes Daniel Wetzel in Die Welt. The allegations “made absolutely no sense” and one should “rather talk about the expected technological progress, instead of speculating about the bid,” said Dirk Güsewell, EnBW’s Director Generation Portfolio Development.
Similarly, Danish primarily state-owned Dong Energy, the other successful bidder in offshore auction demanding no support, denied its bid had been strategic in late April. Martin Neubert, managing director of the company’s German operations, told Clean Energy Wire the bid had to be economically sound since nearly 50 percent of the company were held by outside investors.
Read the article in German here.
For background read the CLEW article Operators to build offshore wind farms without support payments.