Pilot tender of price premium for 20 MW electricity from solar PV

The Danish Energy Agency will conduct a pilot tender of price premiums for electricity from 20 MW solar PV in 2016. 2.4 MW of the 20 MW are expected to be open for installations located in Germany

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’.

NEWS 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