Four fire-resistant safety cabinets, protected from unauthorised access and electromagnetic interference, each with space for 62 server rack units, have been installed in the 13 metre wide turbine tower at a wind project in Lichtenau, North Rhine-Westphalia. The so-called Windcores system is designed to provide reasonably priced, local computing and data capacity with 99.9% availability. Electricity bills can be virtually halved to €0.15/kWh, according to the group behind the project.
Details of the plan are not specified in the long-awaited draft coalition document, negotiated between the conservative CDU and CSU parties and the social democrat SPD party, and released on 7 February. But time is short if the new wind capacity is to be selected by auction. Wind’s current allocation is for 2.8GW a year from 2017-19, and 2.9GW from 2020.
The procedure to procure 1.61GW will select projects with the lowest bids for support. At the first auction, held in April 2017, three of the four winning projects bid for zero support, far below the predicted value. As a result, lawmakers reduced the maximum allowed bid to €0.10/kWh, from €0.12/kWh previously, and outlawed negative bidding from participation to prevent bidders simply competing to lodge the lowest bid.
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Selecting a term
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