Pilot tender of price premium for electricity from solar PV

The Danish call for tenders was made by the Danish Energy Agency on 11 November 2016 with a deadline for submission of tenders on 8 December 2016 at 4 p.m.

The tender material is available here. 

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News 2016

December

Historically low prices offered in Danish tender of aid for solar PV

The winning tenders in the pilot tender of aid for solar PV conducted by the Danish Energy Agency were for a premium of only 12.89 Danish øre per kWh. This result testifies that electricity from solar PV in Denmark can now compete with the cheapest sources of renewable energy.

The deadline for submitting tenders in the pilot tender of aid for solar PV conducted by the Danish Energy Agency, expired on 8 December at 4 pm.

36 tenders for a total of 79.45 MW were submitted before the deadline. The 9 winning tenders concern a fixed premium of 12.89 Danish øre per kWh for 20 years.

The three companies, who each submitted tenders regarding three installations of 2.4 MW, are P&B Solpark Danmark 8 K/S, P&B Solpark Danmark 9 K/S and P&B Solpark Danmark 11 K/S.

The winning tenders concern a total capacity of 21.6 MW. The total volume of aid is thus expected to be approximately 2.8 million DKK annually once the installations have been installed, which is significantly below the 8 million DKK annually which were the expectation when the legal basis for the tender was adopted.

The tender was open to projects in Germany up to a limit of 2.4 MW, but no offers were submitted regarding installations in Germany.

Contracts with the winning tenderers are expected to be signed before Christmas. The result is final when the contracts have been signed.

November

Call for tenders on aid for solar PV

The Danish Energy Agency calls for tenders from businesses and private individuals regarding aid for 20 MW solar PV. A part of the tender is cross-border as 2.4 MW will be open to solar PV projects located in Germany. At the same time Germany conducts a tender on support for 50 MW solar PV, which is also open to installations in Denmark.

The Danish Energy Agency conducts a pilot tender of price premiums for electricity from 20 MW solar PV of which 2.4 MW can also be located in Germany. 

The Danish Energy Agency wishes to sign contracts for price premiums for electricity from a number of solar PV installations each with a maximum size of 2.4 MW, and with a total capacity of 20 MW.

The tender will be open to all types of entities incl. both natural and legal persons and will be decided on the basis of the lowest price premiums offered.

Competition between projects in Denmark and Germany

Tenders for solar PV projects in Denmark can compete for the total capacity of 20 MW, while tenders for solar PV projects in Germany can compete for the partial opening of 2.4 MW. As a result tenders for projects in Denmark and Germany will compete for 2.4 MW out of the total tendered capacity of 20 MW.

The Danish Energy Agency will accept the tender which makes the total capacity exceed 2.4 MW and 20 MW respectively. This means that the total capacity accepted in the tender can be maximum 22.399 MW while the total capacity of projects in Germany can be maximum 4.799 MW.

The tenderer is responsible for finding a suitable location for the solar PV installation and obtaining all relevant permits. The permits are not needed at the time when tenders are submitted.

Tender material

The tender material is available at the tender webpage here:

https://www.ethics.dk/asp5/tender/ens_0501_20160831.nsf

The same tender webpage must be used for asking questions on the tender material and for submission of tenders. Tenders must be submitted electronically.

Timetable

2 December 2016 Deadline for questions
8 December 2016 at 4:00 pm Deadline for submission of tenders

 

Solar PV projects in Denmark can participate in German tender 

The German Federal Network Agency currently conducts a tender of support for 50 MW solar PV, which is open to projects in Denmark.

The deadline for submission of bids in the German tender is 23 November 2016.

Information on the German tender incl. how to submit tenders etc., is available on the webpage of the German Federal Network Agency: www.bundesnetzagentur.de/pv-auction-dk

Background

  • The cross-border tender of aid for solar PV constitutes the temporary solution to the potential discrimination caused by the Danish PSO-levy for the years 2015 and 2016.
  • Denmark and Germany signed a cooperation agreement on mutual opening of solar PV tenders in July 2016. This partially open tender is the Danish side of this agreement, while the German Federal Network Agency is conducting a German tender which is open to solar PV projects in Denmark.
  • The Cooperation Agreement allows solar PV projects in Germany to participate in the open part of the Danish cross-border tender in competition with projects in Denmark, while solar PV projects in Denmark can participate in the German cross-border tender in competition with solar PV projects in Germany.

Contact:     

Special Advisor Rasmus Zink Sørensen, rzs@ens.dk

Advisor Dijana Dmitruk,ddm@ens.dk

 

October

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):
www.bundesnetzagentur.de/pv-auction-dk

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):
http://bmwi.de/EN/Press/press-releases.html

Background information on the opening up of German auctions to bidders from other Members States can be found here (in English):
http://www.bmwi.de/EN/Topics/Energy/Renewable-Energy/opening-up-pilot-auctions-european-member-states.html 

September

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. 

 

July:

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'.

June:

Latest updates: 

  • Q & A on the draft tender conditions updated June 6

March:

  • 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 

February:

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    

Rasmus Zink Sørensen
Special Advisor Centre for Supply (+45) 3392 6782
Dijana Dmitruk
Advisor Centre for Supply (+45) 3392 6637