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.