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The Danish Energy Agency calls for bids in the tender scheme for solar PV

Press release   •   Sep 13, 2018 07:30 CEST

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Today, the Danish Energy Agency has opened the tender scheme concerning a price premium for solar PV with an installed capacity of less than 1 MW. The deadline for bids is November 1 2018.

In the fall 2017, the parties behind the Energy Agreement 2012-2020 decided to convert a solar PV scheme that was scheduled for 2017 into a tender, with the expectation that the competition between bidders will lead to a lower level of aid.

The total budget of the tender is DKK 107 million (2018-prices), and it is expected to result in about 35 MW solar PV. Bids must be given in Danish, but the tender material is also available in an English translation.

The tender is the first of two tenders planned for the fall 2018. The Danish Energy Agency expects to call for bids in the second tender in the beginning of fall, where both wind turbine and solar PV projects can participate. 

Read more about the so called technology neutral tender.

Facts on the tender:

  • All tender material can be found at the tender portal.
  • Deadline for bids is November 1 2018.
  • There is a bid cap of 15 øre per kWh.
  • Projects must not be connected to the grid in a consumer installation.
  • The tender is designed and notified to the European Commission according to the GBER.
  • There is a late bidding requirement, meaning that projects must be at a late development stage before participating in the tender.
  • Projects must be connected to the grid within two years after contract signing.
  • There must be at least 500 meters between each winning solar PV installation.


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The work of the Danish Energy Agency involves matters relating to energy supply and consumption, as well as Danish efforts to reduce carbon emissions. The Agency is also responsible for Danish building policy and promotes more sustainable building with regard to energy consumption, use of materials and economic issues.

The Agency is responsible for the entire chain of tasks linked to energy production and supply, transportation and consumption, including energy efficiency and savings as well as Danish national CO2 targets and initiatives to limit emissions of greenhouse gasses. The Agency supports building-policy initiatives to increase the productivity and quality of building as well as the operation and maintenance of buildings, with focus on sustainable building. The Agency also collaborates with the building sector to establish a good framework for the industry.

The Danish Energy Agency was established in 1976, and is an agency under the Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building. The Agency employs about 360 persons.