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16 September 2013
Danish energy and climate policy is focused on the long-term goal of the total energy demand being met by renewable energy sources by 2050. In March 2012 Parliament approved the new Energy Agreement, which sets out the country's aim of increasing its electricity consumption generated by wind power to 50% from the present level of 28%.
Plans are in place to extend the existing capacity by 2,000 megawatts (MW) before 2020, of which 1,500MW has been allocated as follows:
The remaining 500MW is yet to be allocated.
With the planned near-shore wind turbines, the existing large offshore projects (sited far away from the shore) will be combined with small near-shore projects.
Six areas will be put out for tender by the Danish Energy Agency for the establishment of near-shore wind turbines with a total output of 450MW, with a maximum of 200MW in each area.
Following a post-tender evaluation of the latest offshore project – the 440MW Anholt offshore wind farm, which resulted in only one bid – the agency wishes to secure a higher level of competition in future tenders.
The model for the near-shore projects will be a negotiated tender combined with market dialogue and pre-qualification. The tender will be designed to achieve:
With regard to onshore projects, constructors will be obliged to offer 20% of the projects to local citizens under option-to-purchase provisions.
The technical dialogue with potential tenderers is planned to begin in Spring 2014, with the contract notice being published in June 2014. The deadline for final tenders is expected to be February 2015.
For further information on this topic please contact Nicolaj Kleist or Morten Ruben Brage at Bruun & Hjejle by telephone (+45 33 34 50 00), fax (+45 33 34 50 50) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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