Generation adequacy, capacity mechanisms and the internal market in electricity
A Stakeholder Forum on generation adequacy, capacity mechanisms and the internal market in electricity was held on 8 March 2013 as a follow up to the consultation on the same topic launched on 15 November 2012.
Heinz Hilbrecht, former Director of Directorate B in DG ENER chaired the forum with contributions from the IEA, the German Ministry of Economy, ENTSO-E, Clingendael, Eurlelectric and IFIEC as well as the Commission. There were almost two hundred attendees, from Member State administrations, national regulatory authorities, industry and academia.
The feedback at the Forum gave stakeholders the opportunity to reinforce the messages in their responses to public consultation. Discussion took place over three sessions: making the market work; assessing generation adequacy in the internal market; and towards a European Framework for capacity mechanisms.
From 15/11/2012 to 07/02/2013
Public authorities, Member States authorities, private organisations, industry associations, SMEs, Consultancies, other relevant stakeholders and Citizens (inside and outside of the European Union).
This Consultation paper is being published in the context of the Commission Communication on the Internal Energy market. One key message of that Communication is the importance of allowing the market to work and ensuring that any interventions are well designed and effective.
The economic crisis and the need to transform our system have increased the importance of questions about how and when investments will be made based on market prices in the academic and policy discussion. Some in the energy industry say they cannot justify making investments as a result of low prices and reduced running hours.
However, careful study is needed before concluding that the market will not deliver generation adequacy and security of supply. Even in extremely critical times during the last number of winters the market has functioned well, and ENTSO-E studies suggest that generation adequacy will be secured to beyond 2020.
In this consultation we ask whether and how we can work better together to ensure a more coordinated approach to assessing generation adequacy and security in the internal electricity market. We ask also for views on different types of capacity mechanism and more detailed criteria, based on the principles of necessity and proportionality, which capacity mechanisms and other interventions should meet.
You are invited to comment on the questions raised in the Consultation paper [161 KB] by attaching your contribution to the email address corresponding to your type of organisation
Please, submit your response to this public consultation by 7 February 2013 at the latest.
Received contributions will be published on the Internet. It is important to read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with. Non-registered organisation responses will be published separately.
If you do not want your submission to be made public, please indicate it accordingly in your submission.
Questions regarding the consultation can be addressed to the below contact details.
Responsible service : ENER.B.2
E-mail : ener-generation-adequacy
Postal address :
DG Energy - ENER.B.2
'Internal Market II: Wholesale markets; electricity & gas'
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