EU State aid regulations play a significant role in shaping the internal energy market, defining both the market design and regulations in areas such as the support for clean technologies (renewables, nuclear, energy efficiency, etc.), security of supply (resource adequacy and capacity mechanisms), infrastructures (PCI, etc.) or R&D and innovation. The State aid rules for energy and the environment have evolved over time to streamline a number of processes and to provide more specific guidelines on some of the key issues such as capacity mechanisms. In the context of the EU Energy Transition, a number of emerging issues will need to be examined.
This report summarizes the contributions to the conference Public intervention in the energy transition: a legal and economic perspective on state aid policy organised on 24 November, 2017.