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Source: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy The Federal Network Agency today announced the results of the bidding rounds in September. On September 1, three bidding procedures were carried out: an innovation tender as well as a technology-specific tendering round each for wind energy on land and solar energy. The main innovative elements in the tender design are: no funding in the event of negative prices, fixed instead of sliding market premium and endogenous quantity control when signed. In addition, bids for individual systems as well as for system combinations could be submitted in this tendering round. System combinations are the amalgamation of several renewable energy systems or storage systems that feed in via the same grid connection point. The successful bidders receive a fixed market premium as a subsidy, i.e. a fixed amount of money for each kilowatt hour fed in in addition to the market price. In the innovation tender, interested parties were able to bid on a volume of 650 megawatts. 133 bids with a volume of 1,095 megawatts were received. Of these, 50 bids (310 megawatts) related to individual solar systems and 83 bids (785 megawatts) related to system combinations. This was an oversubscription for this tender. Due to formal errors, the Federal Network Agency had to exclude 14 bids with a bid amount of 71 megawatts. A total of 73 bids with a bid amount of 677 megawatts were accepted. Of this, 394 megawatts were attributable to 28 system combinations, of which 27 consist of combinations of solar systems with storage. A surcharge applies to the combination of wind turbines and storage systems. The surcharge values for the individual systems with fixed market premiums were between 0.96 and 3 cents per kilowatt hour. The volume-weighted average in this segment was 2.65 cents per kilowatt hour. The fixed market premiums for the system combinations were between 1.94 and 5.52 cents per kilowatt hour. The volume-weighted average in this segment was 4.50 cents per kilowatt hour. In contrast to the standard tender, this type of funding is added to the market revenue, so that the values are not comparable with the values of the standard tenders. The solar tenders were significantly oversubscribed. 257 megawatts were put out to tender, 163 bids received with a bid amount of 675 megawatts. 75 bids with 258 megawatts were accepted. The award values ranged from values between 4.80 and 5.39 cents per kilowatt hour; the volume-weighted average was 5.22 cents per kilowatt hour. The award values represent the maximum amount of funding to be received; the average market price to be achieved is deducted from the amount to be paid. 25 bids with a bid amount of 310 megawatts were submitted, of which three bids with 26 megawatts had to be excluded. The award values are between 6.17 and 6.2 ct / kWh and are thus again based on the current maximum value of 6.2 cents per kilowatt hour. the statistics can also be found on the Internet under the tab “Completed tenders”. The next tender dates for onshore wind energy and solar energy will take place on October 1 and December 1, 2020; the next innovation tender will take place next year, the date will be set as part of the amendment to the Renewable Energy Sources Act.
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