Regulatory Practices Supporting Deployment of Renewable Generators through Enhanced Network Connection
The objective of the issue paper is to assess the role of four non-tariff regulatory issues in RES-E deployment: methods applied to determine the volume of intermittent RES-E capacity that can be connected to the public grid, queue management, connection charging and the incentive system for DSOs to integrate more RES-E to the electricity system. Present good practices are assessed on the basis of the EU and CEE regional experience, supplemented by four country case-studies (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Italy and Turkey) in order to evaluate their practices with respect to the four general regulatory issues analysed in the first chapters of this paper.
Although tariff elements are deterministic in driving RES-E investments, even when effective incentives are in place (e.g. in the form of feed in tariffs or premiums) the penetration of RES-E capacities is often constrained by network connection capacities. These barriers to further RES-E deployment and alternative solutions to the problems need to be identified. This is why the assessed four non-tariff areas are important for the ERRA member countries as well.
Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research (REKK)
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