Germany Federal Network Agency has announced its first tender of 1,550 MW capacity for offshore wind, targeting to achieve commercial operation by 31 December 2020.
The maximum bidding rate set by the Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagetur) for the tender is €0.12 (US$0.13) per kWh or €120 per MWh. The deadline for bids is April 1.
The second tender for offshore wind in Germany will take place on 1 April 2018, when further 1,550MW will be offered. The total volume of the two tenders therefore amounts to 3,100MW, with at least 500MW of offshore wind capacity to be built in the Baltic Sea. The Bundesnetzagentur has approved a plan for the offshore grid development by 2025, which includes capacity for the offshore wind projects that win the tenders.
In 2021-2025 the German government wants to limit offshore wind installations as it needs time to complete high-voltage transmission projects.