Europe renewable energy auctions in H2 2021 totalled 51, marking a rise of 5000% compared with one auction in H2 2020, according to GlobalData’s power database.

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The H2 total for renewable energy auctions was up 750% year on year compared with the total of six auctions in H1 2021.

Europe renewable energy auctions in H2 2021: France leads activity

Looking at renewable energy auctions by country, France held the top position with 48 auctions and a share of 94.1% during H2 2021, followed by Ireland with one auction and a share of 2% and Portugal with one auction and a share of 2%.

In fourth place was the UK with one auction and a share of 2%.

Solar is top technology area for renewable energy auctions in H2 2021

Looking at renewable energy auctions divided by the type of technology in Europe, Solar accounted for the largest proportion with 40 auctions and a 51.9% share, followed by Wind with 31 auctions and a 40.3% share and Hydro with five auctions and a 6.5% share.

Renewable energy auctions in H2 2021: Top companies by auctioned capacity

  1. Ministere de l’Environnement, de l’Energie et de la Mer (France): 17,975MW from 47 auctions
  2. Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (United Kingdom): 12,000MW from one auction
  3. Government Of Portugal (Portugal): 263MW from one auction.

All publicly-announced renewable energy auctions (also known as demand auctions or procurement auctions) are included in this analysis drawn from GlobalData’s Power database, which covers power plants, T&D projects, equipment markets, analysis reports, capacity and generation, and tracks tenders and contracts on a real-time basis.

The database contains renewable energy auction details which are of interest for power sector players such as renewable energy developers, EPC companies, equipment suppliers, O&M service providers and renewable energy consultants among others.

More in-depth reports and analysis on all reported renewable energy auctions are available for subscribers to GlobalData’s Power database.