Best practice design features for RES-E support schemes

A DiaCore paper

Published: 30/01/2015

In Europe, electricity from renewable energy sources (RES-E) has mostly been supported through feed-in systems. The core strength of feed-in systems is to minimise investment risks for RES-E, but they are also criticised for not sufficiently encouraging market integration of RES-E.

In the context of the two major current challenges of RES-E support, increasing market compatibility and risk reduction, this DiaCore report discusses best practices in feed-in systems and in quota schemes that successfully address this fundamental trade-off. Moreover, it discusses different burden sharing approaches and explores the current status of and ways to coordinate the design of RES-E support schemes throughout Europe with regards to increasing market compatibility and risk reduction.