Denmark launches 140 MW mixed wind-PV tender

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The Danish Energy Agency, Energystyrelsen, has issued a mixed tender for utility-scale wind and solar projects, first announced back in April. Interested developers can now submit their project proposals on a specific portal until November 26, 2018.

Energystyrelsen also said that around 140 MW of wind and solar capacity will be allocated through the tender, and that selected PV, onshore and offshore wind projects will be awarded a 20-year premium feed-in tariff.

Denmark’s tender scheme for large-scale wind and solar has a budget of DKK 842 million (€112 million) for two tenders, which will be organized in 2018 and 2019. Furthermore, the scheme has an additional budget of DKK 4.2 billion (around €563 million) for the period 2020-2024.

In mid-September, Energystyrelsen launched tender for PV projects up to 1 MW in size. This tender, originally scheduled for 2017, will assign around 35 MW of PV capacity and will have a total budget of DKK 107 million ($16.7 million).

Through these new schemes, the government said in April, the average level of direct support for renewable energies is expected to decline from approximately DKK 0.22 ($0.035)/kWh, to DKK 0.10 ($0.016)/kWh. The plan for the creation of joint wind and solar auctions was proposed by the government last summer, while it was approved by the European Commission in mid-August.