September 11, 2017 / 8:05 AM / 10 months ago

CORRECTED-UK renewable auction clears as low as 58 pounds/MWH for offshore wind -Govt

(Corrects winning bidder to Dong Energy from SSE in second paragraph)

LONDON, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Britain’s auction for subsidies for renewable electricity cleared at a low of 58 pounds ($76.41) per megawatt hour (MWh) for offshore wind, the government said on Monday.

Projects owned by Germany’s Innogy Renewables and Denmark’s Dong Energy were among eleven winners of contracts which are worth up to 176 million pounds each year, it said.

The auction marks the first time the level of British subsidies for offshore wind power fell below the subsidies previously awarded for new nuclear projects.

$1 = 0.7591 pounds Reporting by Susanna Twidale, editing by Louise Heavens

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