An auction is a market mechanism with the aims of allocating goods in case of excess supply and price discovery for goods with unknown market prices from an auctioneer’s perspective.
The allocation is based solely on the bids submitted by the participating bidders according to transparent awarding rules.
Generally, we distinguish between sales auctions, where the auctioneer sells one or multiple goods to the buyers and procurement auctions relevant for the RES context, where the bidders act as suppliers and offer their good(s) to the auctioneer.
Auctions with more than one criterion are called tenders. In the context of renewables supportJust like administratively set support, auction-allocated su... auctions, common criteria include:
- Actor Diversity
- Geographical DistributionA policy maker may want to steer the geographical distributi...
- Domestic Industry Developement
- System IntegrationAt increasing shares of renewable electricity, policy makers...
- Technical specificationsPolicy makers may have an interest in promoting certain tech...