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In Lower Saxony RWE’s Sanbostel-Bevern wind farm was awarded a subsidy by the German Federal Network Agency. Wind turbines from the manufacturer Nordex, and each with a capacity of 5.7MW, will be installed at the site, which is located in the district of Rotenburg, Germany.
Three turbines with a total installed capacity of 17.1MW will be owned by RWE. A fourth turbine is also planned at this location, and which has been developed and will be installed by RWE on behalf of a local citizens-owned company. Construction of the entire wind farm is scheduled to begin next year.
According to the German Federal Network Agency, the total tender volume for the entire auction was 1,243MW. 137 bids were submitted with a combined volume of 1,161MW. The tender for onshore wind energy, was slightly undersubscribed. As a result, awards were made to 127 bids with a bidding volume of 1,110MW. The average, quantity-weighted award price was 5.91 ct/kWh - and thus below the average, quantity-weighted award price of 6.00 ct/kWh of the preliminary auction.
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