The Bundesnetzagentur has today presented two more sites in the North Sea for auction for offshore wind farms. The sites have a total capacity of 2,500 MW and have not been centrally pre-investigated.
The two offshore sites, which have a capacity of 1,500 MW and 1,000 MW respectively, are located about 120 km north-west of Helgoland in the North Sea. The wind farms are due to be operational in 2031.
The successful bid will be awarded to the bidder who has registered the lowest funding requirement for a wind farm on the site. If several bidders for a site decide not to request funding and submit bids with a bid value of 0 cent per kilowatt hour, a dynamic bidding procedure will decide the award. The award will then be given to the bidder willing to pay the highest amount. The successful bidder will be determined in successive bidding rounds with the bid levels increasing. Bids must be submitted by 1 June 2024.