UK capacity market déjà vu: A solution that’s still in search of a problem

By |oktober 23rd, 2019|capacity markets, capacity mechanisms, News, United Kingdom|

The European Commission is currently examining a UK government request to approve its so-called “capacity mechanism” to finance back-up power plants. However, there is no evidence to suggest that such a mechanism is necessary to bring forward new investment in electricity generation, argue Philip Baker and Michael Hogan.

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EU must block Greece’s desperate attempt to subsidise coal power

By |junij 25th, 2019|capacity markets, capacity mechanisms, coal phase-out, coal power, Electricity Market Directive, Greece, News|

Greek consumers could end up footing the bill for new coal plants well beyond 2050 under a proposed government scheme, despite recently agreed EU electricity market rules specifically designed to call time on coal subsidies, write Joanna Flisowska and ...

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EU under pressure to pull the plug on Greek coal aid

By |marec 14th, 2019|capacity markets, coal phase-out, coal power, Greece, News, News from capitals|

Campaigners have urged the European Commission to reject a proposed aid scheme for the Greek power sector, saying the draft plan will allow “backdoor subsidies” for a new coal-fired power plant in Greece, in violation of the EU’s recently-updated electricity market rules.

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Regulated energy prices: The end of an era?

By |november 6th, 2018|capacity markets, capacity mechanisms, electricity market, Electricity Market Directive, energy, energy regulation, News|

Many European countries have various types of limits on gas and electricity prices paid by consumers.

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Britain’s capacity market for electricity: Lessons for Europe

By |oktober 30th, 2018|capacity markets, capacity mechanisms, Electricity Market Directive, News, Single Electricity Market, United Kingdom|

The UK’s market-wide capacity mechanism for electricity provides a solution to a supply problem that has yet to emerge, writes Phil Baker. A targeted strategic reserve is likely to be a more cost-reflective alternative, he argues.

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Transparency, a central bone of contention in EU power market overhaul

By |oktober 3rd, 2018|capacity markets, capacity mechanisms, electricity market, Electricity Market Directive, Florent Marcellesi, News, Single Electricity Market|

Whether it relates to electricity prices charged to customers, the calculation of grid availability across borders, or the EU’s law-making process itself, the quest for transparency has emerged as a cross-cutting theme in Europe’s ongoing power market reform.

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Europe’s electricity market: Ensuring supply security in the transition to renewables

By |september 27th, 2018|capacity markets, capacity mechanisms, News, Renewable Energy|

The on-going transformation of the EU power industry is leading policymakers to re-evaluate the current design of electricity markets. Electricity generated from renewable sources has become one of the most important sources of electricity, paving the way for a transition towards a low-carbon energy system. 

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PKEE: Polish capacity market is designed for low-carbon electricity [Promoted content]

By |september 14th, 2018|capacity markets, capacity mechanisms, coal phase-out, News, Poland|

The capacity market in Poland has a so-called “green bonus”, which allows a two-year extension of the multiannual capacity contracts provided that a 450 kg CO2/MWh emission performance standard is met, says Maciej Burny.

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Why France believes capacity mechanisms are necessary

By |september 14th, 2018|capacity markets, capacity mechanisms, News|

Capacity mechanisms are crucial to secure the finances of power plants that ensure France's security of electricity supply. They are also essential to attract investments in new necessary capacity by providing visibility to the market thanks to a long-...

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Italy withdraws objections to EU power market reform

By |september 13th, 2018|capacity markets, capacity mechanisms, Electricity Market Directive, News, Single Electricity Market|

Davide Crippa, Italy’s Undersecretary for Economic Development, has announced the country’s withdrawal from a seven-country alliance led by Poland, which argued for preserving national sovereignty over decisions to finance emergency power plants.

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