Small is Beautiful High-level workshop
Unlocking green growth with the right Electricity Market Design
16 October 2018 – 08:00 – 10:00 CEST – European Parliament, Members’ Salon – Brussels, Belgium
In June 2018, the European Union showed strong global leadership by adopting ambitious targets to boost energy efficiency, make Europe number one in renewable energy and empower energy consumers. Small-scale renewable and high efficiency cogeneration installations as well as innovative demonstration projects will be key to support the achievement of these targets and convert Europe’s climate ambitions into an industrial and societal success story.
However, implementing the right electricity markets design is crucial. Priority dispatch and exemption from balancing responsibility are needed to protect small-scale prosumers from disproportionate financial and administrative burdens, fostering the uptake of new business models to support innovation, local jobs, and the competitiveness of Europe’s small and medium businesses across all sectors. In this regards, the Council’s General Approach on the Regulation adopted in December 2017 puts at risk the development of such installations in Europe, and it is therefore paramount that a balanced compromise is set during the trialogues.
The Small is Beautiful campaign gathers 18 European associations – renewables, high-efficiency cogenerationlocal energy authorities, citizen energy communities, SMEs, building constructors, electrical installers and property owners – standing together to promote a step-wise market integration of small-scale installations in the future European Market Design.
The high-level working session will gather European policy makers and small-scale prosumers from all sectors, to reflect on the importance of a proportionate Electricity market design for small-scale renewables and high-efficiency cogeneration. Based on a background note and pitch presentation on „success stories from the ground“, participants will be invited to exchange on their priorities and define win-win policy solutions.
Mr. Florent Marcellesi, Member of the European Parliament & the Greens/EFA Group
Mrs. Martina Werner, Member of the European Parliament & the Socialist & Democrats Group
The Renewables Networking Platform, a project supported by the European Commission
EUFORES, the European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources