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German Network Agency Grants Solar, Wind Power Permits

Germany’s power network agency said Friday it had awarded permits to construct onshore wind generators with the capability to produce 204 megawatts (MW), after its Oct. 1 auction, aiming for a doable maximum of 675 MW, was again undersubscribed.

The Bundesnetzagentur power markets regulator further mentioned in its statement that it had granted 153 MW of solar energy capacity out of a tender volume of 648 MW, with practically all licenses going to Bavarian bidders.

The authority has warned that a steep drop in applications for green power tasks threatens the nation’s energy transformation. The economy ministry this month showed a schedule to reverse the silence.

Builders have shied away from bidding in the last two years, saying that what they called an unreliable political framework was deterring corporations and equipment manufacturers.

The planning and permissioning of applications, especially for wind generators, is often lengthened as local citizens agitate to cease the development of new infrastructure. Such action has further slowed related community expansions.
The average value in the October wind auction was 0.62 euro per kilowatt-hour (kWh), with most of the 25 licenses awarded to bidders in Brandenburg, North Rhine Westphalia, and Schleswig-Holstein states, the authority confirmed.

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