New Gameplan - RES Support in the Nordics

Published: 08/11/2016

In this report, Sweco and Ecofys have investigated the impact of the revised State Aid Guidelines on current state-funded support schemes designed to promote renewable energy in the Nordic countries. The study was commissioned by Nordic Energy Research on behalf of the Working Group for Renewable Energy (AGFE) under the Nordic Council of Ministers.

The report examines a selection of the schemes that each Nordic country is currently using to reach the national 2020 targets by increasing the share of renewable energy in their electricity and transport sectors. To gain insight into a possible way forward for the Nordic countries, it also looks at experiences with RES support schemes from the European continent, especially auction-based schemes.

Aimed at increasing the share of renewables in each Nordic country, the report provides recommendations for designing new policies post-2020.