The Electricity Market Design Regulation and Directive is the “hardware” of the European energy transition. It is the cornerstone of developing forward-looking European electricity markets, adapting to the increasing contribution of renewables, and integrating new sources of flexibility (renewables, storage, demand-response) closer to the real-time.
At the same time, future electricity markets should ensure that all renewable capacities will be able to compete on a level playing-field with conventional energy sources, recognising the specificity and benefits of small scale, clean, and locally owned installations.
The Electricity Market Design legislation is a powerful tool to bring the energy transition to the next level, by restricting the use of public subsidies to polluting and inflexible generation capacities.
Download SolarPower Europe’s Policy Recommendations ahead of Market Design Trialogues