Denmark Launches Open-Door Offshore Wind Tender

The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has launched a technology-neutral tender calling for bids for the development of open-door offshore wind, onshore wind and solar PV power.

In this year’s tendering scheme, DKK 258 million (circa EUR 34.56 million) has been allocated, with the support set to be given as a fixed price supplement on top of the electricity price for 20 years.

According to the Danish Energy Agency, there is a bid cap of 6 Danish øre per kWh.

In the open-door procedure, the project developer initiates the establishment of an offshore wind farm of a chosen size in a specific area, which is done by submitting an unsolicited application for a license to carry out preliminary investigations.

The application must include a description of the project, anticipated scope of preliminary investigations, size and number of turbines, and the limits of the project’s geographical siting. The developer is responsible for paying for the transmission of produced electricity to land.

If the result of the preliminary investigations shows that the suggested project can be approved, the developer can obtain a license to establish the project.

Projects applying must be at a late development stage before participating in the tender and must be connected to the grid within two or four years after contract signing, depending on whether it is an offshore or onshore installation.

The deadline for submitting applications is 27 November by 12:00 local time.

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