The average price of 2.2GW in capacity tendered off in Poland’s latest onshore wind auction fell below the wholesale electricity price in the Eastern European country that still has a power mix dominated by coal.

The Energy Regulatory Office selected 101 out of 164 bids submitted in December, with an average winning bid coming in at 208 Polish zloty ($54.31) per megawatt hour, less than the PLN220/MWh in the wholesale electricity market (TGE Base).

“Such a low price level in this year's auction highlights he cost advantage of onshore wind compared to other electricity generation technologies,” said Janusz Gajowiecki, president of the Polish wind energy association (PWEA).