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Regulatory design for RES-E support mechanisms: learning curves, market structure, and burden-sharing

C. Batlle, I.J. Pérez-Arriaga, P. Zambrano-Barragán

Drawing from relevant experiences in power systems around the world, this paper offers a review of existing policy support mechanisms forRES-E, with a detailed analysis of their regulatory implications. While recent studies provide an account of current RES-E support systems, in this paper we focus on some of the impacts these mechanisms have on the overall energy market structure and its performance. Given the rising importance of RES-E in systems everywhere, these impacts should no longer be overlooked.

Keywords: RES-E support mechanisms; Electricity markets; Electricity tariffs

Energy Policy. Volume: 41 Pages: 212-220

JCR Impact Factor and Scopus quartile: 2.743 - Q1 (2012); 4.039 - Q1 (2017).

DOI reference: DOI icon 10.1016/j.enpol.2011.10.039    

Published on paper: February 2012.

    Topics research:
  • *Energy markets design and regulation
  • *Analysis of sustainable energy policies
  • *Regulation of energy network infrastructures

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