ERRA Benchmarking Report: Investment Regulation Evaluation, Approval and Risk Mitigation Approaches for Large Investment Projects, Obstacles to Investments

This report provides an overview of the approach of EMER members to regulating energy investment. It is based on a survey of 12 member countries that responded to a series of questions considering how regulators assess, treat, approve, evaluate, plan and monitor energy investment. The survey compares the various regulatory tools used to support and stimulate investment. The responses indicate similarities between countries in the different areas of regulation.

ERRA Regulatory Story of the Quarter: Kosovo’s* First Solar Auction

Kosovo* recently completed its 100 MW solar auction, a significant step towards a 35% RES target and carbon neutrality. A predictable regulatory framework and a transparent and inclusive bidding process attracted a high number of participants, reducing the bid price over consecutive sessions towards the winning bid of 48.88 EUR/MWh.

OIES Paper: From Natural Gas to Hydrogen

This paper analyses the impact of this framework on the existing natural gas networks and the emerging hydrogen network and seeks to establish specifically whether its rules ensure flexibility and security of supply. 

RAP Paper: Gridlock in the Netherlands

Having no grid capacity on high- and medium-voltage electricity networks seems to be the new normal in the Netherlands. Grids across the world have become bottlenecks slowing the advancement of renewables, but the Netherlands seems to have been hit by the problem particularly early and hard. The Dutch story showcases how grids can become a bottleneck for the expansion of renewables and electrification in any country with such ambitions. 

RAP Paper: Will price cannibalisation kill the market for wind and solar?

In his work, Mr. Dominic Scott the Senior Advisor and Consultant of RAP discusses the sustainability of investments in renewable energy because. He explains the price cannibalization and outlines several factors for it such as the falling costs of solar and wind technologies, the role of carbon pricing and the need for flexible technologies to manage fluctuations in renewable energy supply.

EUI Report: Contracts-for-Difference to Support Renewable Energy Technologies

In this report, EUI presents the major application and impact areas of CfDs in a European context, describes the most relevant design dimensions and discusses several design packages for CfDs as combinations of distinct design choices separately and in comparison. They also provide a detailed overview of CfD schemes implemented in Europe.

OIES Paper on Decarbonizing Germany’s Heating Sector

The paper provides information on the existing flexibility related data exchange that DSO's are involved with and identifies possible future involvement which also may require NRAs’ attention, while outlining some of the recent and ongoing developments at EU level.

ERRA Regulatory Story of the Quarter: The Hungarian Battery Storage Tender

In the latest ERRA Regulatory Story of the Quarter read about the key role played by the Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (MEKH) in facilitating battery energy storage in Hungary through developing detailed rules of the domestic storage support schemes and the benchmark revenue calculation.