Capacity mechanisms

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What is it?

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​A capacity mechanism is a temporary measure introduced by Member States to remunerate capacity resources (e.g. generators, demand-response or storage units) for security of supply services.

Capacity mechanisms can be introduced or maintained only if a resource adequacy concern has been identified, and should be open to cross-border participation.

The ACER-CEER Market Monitoring Reports​ includes topics related to security of supply, estimating the cost incurred for the capacity mechanisms in operation or under consideration. ​

 

 

ACER extends period for reaching an agreement on AT-IT electricity interconnection’s exemption requesthttps://acer.europa.eu/Media/News/Pages/ACER-extends-period-for-reaching-an-agreement-on-the-AT-IT-electricity-interconnection’s-exemption-request.aspx28/10/2020 00:00:00ACER extends period for reaching an agreement on AT-IT electricity interconnection’s exemption request
ACER sets the methodologies to assess electricity resource adequacy in the EUhttps://acer.europa.eu/Media/News/Pages/ACER-sets-the-methodologies-to-assess-electricity-resource-adequacy-in-the-EU.aspx04/10/2020 23:00:00ACER sets the methodologies to assess electricity resource adequacy in the EU
Electricity wholesale markets continue to integrate in the EU but cross-border capacity is limitedhttps://acer.europa.eu/Media/News/Pages/Electricity-wholesale-markets-continue-to-integrate-in-the-EU-but-cross-border-capacity-is-limited.aspx20/10/2020 23:00:00Electricity wholesale markets continue to integrate in the EU but cross-border capacity is limited