News Digest Item
17 Oct 2016

Grid agency launches sixth PV auction

Federal Network Agency (BNetzA)

The Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) has started the sixth round of auctions for large-scale ground-mounted PV arrays. It increased the auction volume to 160 megawatts because a number of winners from previous auctions said they would not realise their projects – meaning the corresponding capacity was added to the current round. Bids must be below 11.09 cents per kilowatt-hour, and the deadline is 1 December. This is the last auction under existing rules because the whole system will shift to the reform of the Renewable Energy Act agreed this year.

Read the press release in German here.

For background, read the CLEW article PV auctions: More competition, but critics warn of target shortfalls, as well as the dossier The reform of the Renewable Energy Act.

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