22.10.2015

EUGINE Position on German Capacity Reserve Plans

EUGINE welcomes the principles underlying the legislative draft, but questions the necessity for a capacity reserve in a well designed improved energy-only market. EUGINE's main concerns regarding the draft are connected with a lack of technological neutrality. Furthermore it is essential to improve the definition of a plant in order to avoid the exclusion of flexible modular engine power plants. EUGINE also suggests to require at least some reserve capacities to have activation times of 15 minutes or less, to be able to react better to short-term market developments.

EUGINE's position is available in German