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CT2: RES Electricity

Core Theme 2: RES Electricity

Core Theme 2 addresses, among others, topics related to effective support schemes for RES electricity that provide incentives for the integration of electricity in electricity markets in a market-based and market-responsive manner, tendering procedures, opening of support schemes for electricity from renewable sources to producers located in other Member States and cooperation mechanisms between Member States.

It addresses RES electricity aspects of Art. 4 (Support schemes for energy from renewable sources), Art. 5 (Opening of support schemes for electricity from renewable sources), Art. 6 (Stability of financial support) and RES electricity aspects in Art. 7 (Art. 7(2), Calculation of the share of energy from renewable sources). This Core Theme addresses RES electricity related issues of the RES Directive (EU) 2018/2001 in Art. 15 (Administrative procedures, regulations and codes) and Art. 16 (Organisation and duration of the permit-granting process) focusing on the simplification of permit-granting procedures.In addition, the Guidelines on State aid for Environmental Protection and Energy (EEAG) and the role they play in the legal design of national RES electricity support schemes will also be addressed.

Moreover, RES electricity relevant provisions in the Electricity Regulation (EU) 2019/943 (applied in the Member States as of 1 January 2020), and Directive (EU) 2019/944 on the internal market for electricity (to be transposed until the end of 2020) are also discussed. Both legal acts contain provisions with high relevance for RES electricity, in particular on priority dispatch for RES Electricity, curtailment of RES electricity in case of redispatch, balancing responsibility for RES electricity, rules on energy communities and active customers.