The pilot tendering and the contracting phase is expected to be completed in 2016 with the first payments of price premiums from January 1st 2017, at the earliest.
The call for tenders is expected to be made by the Danish Energy Agency in the 2nd half of 2016.
An overview of questions and answers to the draft tender conditions will be published on this page. The Q & A will only be in English and will be updated continuously. Please find the draft tender conditions in Danish and English under ‘Documents’.
Documents and News
- 12.09.2016: Høringssvar 2 fra Dansk Energi
- 12.09.2016: Høringssvar 2 fra European Energy
- 12.09.2016: Høringssvar 2 fra SE
- 05.09.2016: Draft tender conditions
- 05.09.2016: Draft contract
- 05.09.2016: Draft guarantee payable on demand
- 05.09.2016: Draft tender letter
- 05.09.2016: Draft letter of intent
- 05.09.2016: Udkast til udbudsbetingelser
- 05.09.2016: Udkast til kontrakt
- 05.09.2016: Udkast til anfordringsgaranti
- 05.09.2016: Udkast til tilbudsbrev
- 05.09.2016: Udkast til hensigtserklæring
- 20.07.2016: PV Cooperation Agreement ENG
- 20.07.2016: PV Cooperation Agreement DE
- 20.07.2016: PV Cooperation Agreement DK
- 20.07.2016: Press Release on PV Cooperation Agreement (In Danish)
- 06.06.2016: Q & A updated 06.06.2016
- 16.03.2016: Comments from BDEW
- 16.03.2016: Comments from DTU
- 16.03.2016: Høringssvar fra Dansk Energi
- 16.03.2016: Høringssvar fra European Energy
- 16.03.2016: Høringssvar fra Green Ways
- 16.03.2016: Høringssvar fra Vindmølleindustrien
- 10.03.2016: DEA presentation dialogue meeting March 10
- 10.03.2016: Danish Energy Association presentation 10 March
- 10.03.2016: Energinet DK presentation March 10
- 10.03.2016: Invitation and agenda dialogue meeting 10 March
- 22.02.2016: Draft tender conditions (Old version, see updated 05.09.2016)
- 22.02.2016: Udkast til udbudsbetingelser (Old version, see updated 05.09.2016)
German Federal Network Agency launches first cross-border PV auction with Denmark
The German Federal Network Agency announced on 12 October 2016 the first mutually opened auction for ground-mounted photovoltaic installations in cooperation with Denmark. Thereby, for the first time, photovoltaic installations in Denmark can participate in a German auction alongside photovoltaic installations from Germany.
The basis for this cross-border auction are the cooperation agreement signed in July this year between Germany and Denmark on the mutual opening up of auctions for ground-mounted photovoltaic installations (Link PM) and the German Cross-border Renewable Energy Ordinance (Link GEEV). Bids for photovoltaic installations located in Denmark or Germany can be submitted in the auction. The winning bids will be determined by the level of the bid, irrespectively of the location of the installation. Investors have until 23 November 2016 to submit bids for this auction.
The announcement of the German opened auction can be found here (in English):
The joint press release of the German Federal Network Agency and the German Federal Ministry of Economics on the opened auction can be found here (in English):
Background information on the opening up of German auctions to bidders from other Members States can be found here (in English):
Invitation for consultation on a Danish pilot tender for solar PV
The Danish Energy Agency invites comments and questions on the draft tender material for a pilot tender for solar PV installations.
Before the end of 2016 the Danish Energy Agency will conduct a pilot tender of price premiums for electricity from 20 MW solar PV of which 2.4 MW can be placed in Germany. The Danish Energy Agency invites the solar industry and other interested parties to send in comments and questions on the draft tender material for the pilot tender.
All comments to the draft tender material for the pilot tender will be taken into consideration in the preparation of the final material. The room for changes in the tender material is however limited, as some conditions follow from the cooperation agreement between Denmark and Germany and as some changes may result in a delay of the approval process at the European Commission.
Comments and questions to the tender material for the pilot tender should be sent to SolarPV@ens.dk no later than Monday 12 September 2016.
Denmark and Germany sign first cooperation agreement on mutual cross-border pilot auctions for PV installations
The Danish and the German governments have signed a cooperation agreement on the mutual opening of auctions for PV installations.
It sets the framework for two pilot auction rounds to be held in Denmark and Germany in 2016 allowing for cross-border participation of installations for the first time.
While Denmark will partially open one auction round with a total capacity of 20 MW up to 2.4 MW to bids for ground mounted PV projects located in Germany, Germany will open one auction round with a total capacity of 50 MW to bids for ground mounted PV projects located in Denmark.
Please find the press release from the Danish Energy Agency (in Danish) under ‘Documents’.
The joint press release by Denmark and Germany is available on the website of the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate.
Please find the Cooperation Agreement between Denmark and Germany under 'Documents'.
- Q & A on the draft tender conditions updated June 6
- Invitation for the dialogue meeting 10 March with agenda
- Q & A on the draft tender conditions updated March 7
- The Act on the PV pilot tender was adopted by the Parliament March 3rd
Invitation for consultation on a Danish pilot tender for solar PV
The Danish Energy Agency invites comments and questions on the draft conditions for a pilot tender for solar PV installations and invites for a dialogue meeting on 10 March 2016.
Part of the pilot tender in question is expected to be open for installations in both Denmark and Germany.
All comments to the draft conditions for the pilot tendering procedure will be taken into consideration in the preperation of the final conditions. Part of the pilot tender will be open for PV installtions located in at least one other EEA country than Denmark which has direct electrical connection to Denmark. As this cooperation needs to be based on a cooperation agreement between the countries, the final content of the tendering conditions, e.g. the type of price premium and other design elements, will reflect relevant considerations necessary for Denmark to enter into a cooperation agreement with the EEA country in question.
The final conditions for the tendering procedure combined with the related documents (contract template, template for bids etc.) will make up the final tender material which will apply when the tender is launched.
Comments and questions to the draft conditions for the pilot tender should be sent to SolarPV@ens.dk no later than 16 March 2016. All questions, comments and answers will be published here on the website.
The Danish Energy Agency will host a dialogue meeting on the draft conditions for the pilot tender procedure on 10 March 2 pm - 4 pm at the Danish Energy Agency in Copenhagen, Denmark. If you wish to participate, please let us know at solarPV@ens.dk