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Regulatory design for RES-E support mechanisms: Learning curves, market structure, and burden-sharing

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  • Batlle, C.
  • Pérez-Arriaga, I.J.
  • Zambrano-Barragán, P.

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Drawing from relevant experiences in power systems around the world, this paper offers a review of existing policy support mechanisms for RES-E, with a detailed analysis of their regulatory implications. While recent studies provide an account of current RES-E support systems, in this paper we focus on some of the impacts these mechanisms have on the overall energy market structure and its performance. Given the rising importance of RES-E in systems everywhere, these impacts should no longer be overlooked.

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  • Batlle, C. & Pérez-Arriaga, I.J. & Zambrano-Barragán, P., 2012. "Regulatory design for RES-E support mechanisms: Learning curves, market structure, and burden-sharing," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 41(C), pages 212-220.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:enepol:v:41:y:2012:i:c:p:212-220
    DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2011.10.039
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