05.12.2018

Electricity Market Design - Any threshold such as 550g CO2/kWh requires an appropriate calculation methodology

In view of the upcoming trilogue on the Electricity Market Design, COGEN Europe, EUGINE and EUTurbines would like to strongly emphasise that the simple reference to a limit value like the 550g CO2/kWh - or its possible alternatives - is not sufficient: Without defining a harmonised calculation methodology, the new provision risks leading to a patchwork of national calculation methodologies enabling some EU Member States to potentially support high-emitting power plants through capacity mechanisms. On the other side, it could in some other Member States create challenges for solutions which are needed to fight climate change, e.g. biogas and cogeneration plants. A non-harmonised calculation methodology would undermine the necessary level playing field within the internal market.

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