Germany launches wind auction as election nears

This year's third tender of 1 GW onshore wind has been launched while the industry is concerned about the foreseeable future, and German states are literally growing the distance to onshore turbines.

Photo: Frank Boutrup Schmidt/Vestas

The German regulator, the Bundesnetzagentur, has launched this year's third onshore wind auction after the two previous auctions were big successes in terms of costs. The average price declined this August to EUR 4.28 cents/kWh, and just like the previous auctions, the latest will concern 1 GW wind, and this time run to Nov. 2.

"The first two auctions saw intense competition," says the chairman of the Bundesnetzagentur, Jochen Homann.

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