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19.12.2017 12:39
The Council of the EU with important positions on RES use and an internal electricity market in the EU
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The Council of the EU adopted its position on a directive promoting the use of renewable energy across the EU. The new legislation addresses bioenergy, sustainability, transport, electricity, heating and cooling, and in particular, focuses on empowering consumers.

 
Consumers will benefit from simplified notification procedures for small-scale installations, and the rights and obligations of 'renewable self-consumers' as well as renewable energy communities are now clearly set out.
 
Regarding heating and cooling, member states will have to adopt measures to achieve an indicative annual 1 percentage point increase in the share of renewable energy.
 
In the transport sector, the renewables target for 2030 is set at 14% for each member state. Electromobility is strongly encouraged by two multipliers of 5x for renewable electricity used in road transport, and of 2x for rail transport. The existing 7% cap on first-generation biofuels is maintained.
 
Member states will have the possibility of opening up their national support schemes across borders to generators of renewable energy in other member states, but the final decision on this will remain with them.
 
The Council also agreed its negotiating position (general approach) on a regulation establishing the framework for an internal electricity market across the EU.
 
This regulation is one of the legislative proposals of the clean energy package and is the cornerstone of the redesign of the electricity market. In line with the Commission's proposal, there are new rules to ensure appropriate conditions for electricity trading within different timeframes, but with a definite aim to bring trading closer to the real-time. This will allow higher share of renewables production in the energy systems. The new rules on dispatching and balancing responsibility will limit the distortions on the market allowing less exemptions compared to now.
 
The principles for establishing 'bidding zones', in other words electricity trading areas, are more clearly defined. The rules on capacity allocation as specified in the Commission's proposal require maximum capacity to be allocated to the market participants on the border of a bidding zone. In the Council text, a benchmark level of maximum capacity is established on the border and must be respected. A deadline has been introduced for the entire process, and the Commission is given the opportunity to intervene if the benchmark has not been met by then.
 
Installations will continue to be rewarded for making electricity generation capacity available through capacity mechanisms to cope with peak demands. New installations will be eligible to participate after 2025 only if their emissions are below 550gr CO2/kWh or below 700 kg CO2 on average per year per installed kW.
 
Additionally, the general approach supports the establishment of a European entity of distribution system operators.

TAGS: Council of the EU | RES | renewables | directive | regulation | consumers | installations | energy communities | transport | electricity trading | bidding zones | capacity 


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