Cross-border renewables auctions: Germany's opening of the EEG


Published: 16/09/2016

With the Renewable Energy Sources Act 2014 (EEG 2014), the German government has introduced the goal of opening five percent of the yearly installed renewables capacity to installations from other EU Member States. In 2016, a first cross-border pilot auction for ground-mounted PV will be conducted between Germany and Denmark for test purposes.

Ecofys leads a consortium that supports the Germany Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy on the implementation of cross-border auctions.

In a webinar, Ecofys consultant Felix von Blücher has presented the provisions of the German pilot opening of RES auctions and the functioning of the Danish-German test case. He also touches upon other possible models for cross-border auctions. The webinar took place on 15 September 2016 and can be watched here:

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