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 to decide on the electricity cross-zonal capacity allocation methodologies for the exchange of balancing capacity in 19 EU Member Stateshttps://acer.europa.eu/Media/News/Pages/ACER-to-decide-on-the-electricity-cross-zonal-capacity-allocation-methodologies-for-the-exchange-of-balancing-capacity-.aspx11/04/2021 23:00:00ACER to decide on the electricity cross-zonal capacity allocation methodologies for the exchange of balancing capacity in 19 EU Member States
ACER and energy regulators will draft new Framework Guidelines on sector-specific cybersecurity rules for cross-border electricity flowshttps://acer.europa.eu/Media/News/Pages/ACER-and-energy-regulators-will-draft-new-Framework-Guidelines-on-sector-specific-cybersecurity-rules-for-cross-border-elec.aspx24/02/2021 00:00:00ACER and energy regulators will draft new Framework Guidelines on sector-specific cybersecurity rules for cross-border electricity flows
ACER adopted a Decision on the Amendment of the Fallback Procedures of the Core Capacity Calculation Regionhttps://acer.europa.eu/Media/News/Pages/ACER-adopted-a-Decision-on-the-Amendment-of-the-Fallback-Procedures-of-the-Core-Capacity-Calculation-Region.aspx29/03/2021 23:00:00ACER adopted a Decision on the Amendment of the Fallback Procedures of the Core Capacity Calculation Region