The European Commission wants to reform “capacity mechanisms” put in place across EU member states to remunerate power plants that remain on standby in case of a demand peak, arguing they distort the market. But views differ on their value amid wide-ranging national disparities.
05-07-2018 (updated: 24-09-2018 )
EURACTIV recently held a series of policy workshops, in Madrid, Paris and Rome, dedicated to the proposed reform of the EU capacity markets. [capitanoproductions/Shutterstock]
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