“Uncertainty among small wind park operators”
The switch from set feed-in tariffs to an auction-based system for renewables support next year puts small wind park operators at a disadvantage compared to large utilities, writes Jens Tartler in Der Tagesspiegel. Cost efficiency would become more important with support tariffs expected to fall due to the competition, Henrik Oliver von Oehsen, from wind park developer UKA, told Tagesspiegel. “Every park needs an access road, a transformer and the power lines,” said Oehsen. With more turbines in one park, these costs were smaller per megawatt hour of capacity. It is also expensive and laborious to take part in the auctions themselves, according to Oehsen.
Read the article in German here.
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