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EC approves three support measures for RES in Denmark

Friday, August 17, 2018


The Danish government has set aside €144 million for wind and solar state aid schemes in 2018-2019 to support its ambitious RES targets

 

In late August, the EC approved three state aid schemes for electricity production from wind and solar in Denmark, valid for a period of 20 years. The beneficiaries of the support will be selected through two tenders organised in 2018 and 2019 and should contribute towards the realisation of the country’s 50% RES target by 2030.

In line with this, the Danish authorities will implement three measures supporting RES, namely: (i) a multi-technology tender scheme for onshore and offshore wind turbines and solar installations, with a budget of €112 million, for which the selected installations will receive support in the form of a premium on top of the market price (top-up payment); (ii) an aid scheme for onshore wind for test and demonstration projects not participating in projects under the purview of the two national test centres, with an expected budget of €27 million; and (iii) a transitional aid scheme for onshore wind, with a budget of €5 million.