Local curtailment charges for RES

Key messages:

  • The concentration of wind and solar power plants in high yield regions will increase balancing needs and grid constraints
  • Most mechanisms to guide investors location selection, such as connection charges, are inflexible and leave room for discretionary power
  • We recommend introducing a transparently set curtailment charge mechanism for new RES installations
Dr. Georg Zachmann, Dr. Frank Meißner

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