Today in Brussels, the manufacturers of stationary gas turbines organised in the European association EUTurbines, presented a commitment for the future of power generation with renewable gas as part of the campaign #PowerTheEU.
The German Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) today published the results of the fourth and final round of tenders for onshore wind energy in 2018. The tender for 670 megawatts (MW) was clearly under-subscribed with bids of 363 MW and the average award value was 6.26 ct/kWh.
Standstill in energy policy must come to an end ‐ German government´s 65
percent target can only be achieved with more offshore wind energy ‐ Current
projects up to 2020 are progressing according to plan
In view of the standstill in energy policy, the VDMA Power Systems trade association, as a representative of energy plant construction, is calling for the urgent adoption of amendments to energy policy legislation that have already been negotiated.
Just in time for the upcoming tender in August, the Bundestag decided today, Friday, that a permit according to the Federal Immission Control Act (BImSchG) is a prerequisite for participation in onshore wind energy projects.
On the occasion of the Hannover Messe, VDMA Power Systems presented the “Power Plant Engineering Economic Trend 2018”. Before the presentation, the Chairman of VDMA Power Systems and CEO of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Dr. Markus Tacke, explained: “The announcements in the coalition contract regarding climate protection and energy transition must now be acted upon, as European plant engineering can only then assert itself as the forerunner of a leading market for energy systems in global competition.”
The Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) published the results of the first cross-technology call for tender for onshore wind and solar energy today. For the 200 megawatt (MW) call for tender, 32 bids with a scope of 210 MW for solar plants only were accepted, while the bids submitted for onshore wind power plants were not accepted. The average volume-weighted awarded value is 4.67 ct/kWh.
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