The Renewable Energy Auction Revolution

August 9, 2017

Feed-in-Tariffs are rapidly being replaced by auctions in the hopes that competitive pressures will drive down procurement costs and increase transparency. It has been effective as efficiencies created by competition have shrunk renewable procurement prices since 2016. There is a possible pitfall, however, as smaller renewable providers can't compete as the lowest bidder in every scenario. If smaller outfits start exiting, a more concentrated wind and solar industry could mean less competition in the long run.

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