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Capacity Mechanisms in EU Energy Markets: Law, Policy, and Economics (eBook)

Edited by: Leigh Hancher, Adrien de Houteclocque, Malgorzata Sadowska

ISBN13: 9780191066184
Published: September 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
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Ensuring an adequate, long-term energy supply is a paramount concern in Europe. The security of a country's energy supply must be guaranteed, and within the EU individual member states are acting in order to safe-guard future energy production.

Governments now intervene by encouraging investment in generation capacity, offering an additional revenue stream for conventional power plants in addition to the existing, heavily subsidised investments in renewable energy sources.

These capacity remuneration mechanisms (or simply capacity mechanisms) have become a hot topic in the wider European regulatory debate. European electricity markets are increasingly interconnected, so the introduction of a capacity mechanism in one country not only distorts its national market but may have unforeseeable consequences for neighbouring electricity markets.

If these mechanisms are adopted by several member states with no supra-national coordination and no consideration for their cross-border impact, they may cause serious market distortions and put the future of the European internal electricity market at risk.

hese national developments are giving great cause for concern, and without a clear understanding of capacity mechanisms and their potential consequences it is difficult to predict the impact these measures will have on the internal European electricity market. This book provides readers with a thorough explanation and analysis of capacity mechanisms, written by an expert team of policy-makers, economists, and legal professionals.

It will be a first point of reference for regulators and policy-makers responsible for designing optimal capacity mechanisms in Europe, and will be an invaluable resource for academics and practitioners in the fields of energy, regulation, and competition.

eBooks, Energy and Natural Resources Law
1. EU Policy on Capacity Mechanisms
2. The Regulators' View: ACER's Report on Capacity Mechanisms and the EU Internal Electricity Market
3. Capacity Mechanisms in the European Market: Now, but How?

4. Energy Market Design with Capacity Mechanisms
5. Different Approaches for Capacity Mechanisms in Europe: Rationale and Potential for Coordination?
6. Capacity Mechanisms and Cross-Border Participation: The EU Integrated Approach in Question
7. The System Adequacy Problem: Lessons Learned from the American Continent
8. The Generation Mix, Price Caps, and Capacity Payments

9. Capacity Mechanisms and State Aid Control: A European Solution to the 'Missing Money' Problem?
10. Antitrust Law: A Missing Piece in a Regulatory Puzzle?
11. Free Movement of Goods in the Labyrinth of Energy Policy and Capacity Mechanisms

12. Austria
13. Belgium
14. France
15. Germany
16. Greece
17. Italy
18. Netherlands
19. Norway
20. Poland
21. Spain
22. United Kingdom