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Germany plans to tender 67 GW of renewables capacity by end-2028

Germany energy ministry has released the draft law of the new renewable energy law (EEG 2021) that is intended to be adopted by the Federal government in September 2020. It foresees at least 67 GW of new renewable capacity to be auctioned between 2021 and 2028.

According to the document, Germany intends to auction 31.3 GW of onshore wind capacity between 2021 and 2028, of which 16.7 GW by end-2025, while offshore wind will be offered 9.2 GW of new capacity between 2021 and 2025, the auctioned capacity between 2026 and 2028 being determined later for this technology. 

The text also proposes to auction a total of 19 GW of solar PV capacity between 2021 and 2028, of which 14 GW for ground-mounted technologies and 5 GW for large rooftop projects. In addition, technology-neutral auctions (innovations-ausschreibung) will be organised offering 5 GW of capacity by end-2028. Eventually, Germany will hold tenders 1.8 GW for solid biomass and biomethane technologies and 0.6 GW biomethane-fired power technologies.

The new auctions will help the country meeting its target of 65% of renewables by 2030 bringing total power generation from renewables to 377 TWh, while the demand is expected to reach 580 TWh in 2030.