Brussels remains guarded over ‘capacity mechanisms’ for power plants

The European Commission is trying to limit the development of so-called capacity mechanisms, which some member states have put in place as a way of ensuring electricity supply in situations of peak demand. EURACTIV France reports.

While the EU has come to a compromise on renewable energies on 13 June, setting the target for renewable energy at 32% by 2030, negotiations on the rest of the clean energy package are still ongoing.

The revision of the electricity market directive is at the centre of heated debates with the sensitive issue of capacity mechanisms taking centre stage.

Published in EURACTIV, 5th July, 2018