Germany's Second Round Of Offshore Wind Bidding Started

- Feb 02, 2018-

The German federal network has announced a second round of bidding for offshore wind power, with the goal of running 1,610 megawatts of capacity by December 2020.

The highest subsidy rate for bidders is 0.1 euro per kilowatt hour or 100 euros per megawatt.A year ago, the first offshore wind tender was introduced with a subsidy ceiling of 0.12 euro per kilowatt hour, but three of the four winning bidders were actually zero subsidy bids.

The deadline for bidding is April 3.Projects that have been approved or pre-approved in August 2016 May bid.The German federal network points out that the Baltic project has a quota of 500 megawatts.

From 2021 to 2025, the German government wants to limit the deployment of offshore wind power facilities, because it takes time to complete high-voltage transmission projects.That's why in 2017 only 1,550 megawatts of capacity will be available, up from 1,550 megawatts this year.The capacity of the second round includes the remaining 60 megawatts in the first round.

According to Deutsche WindGuard, the total installed capacity of offshore wind power in 2017 reached 5387.4 megawatts, while the capacity of 1,250 megawatts of offshore wind capacity was first realized in 2016.