Renewable energy: A new support mechanism for France

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From 1 January 2016, producers of renewable electricity in France will have to sell their electricity on the market, as a consequence of the new mechanism resulting from the energy transition law. This new mechanism replaces the purchasing obligation which required EDF to buy this electricity at a fixed price for fifteen or twenty years. This represents a profound change as the producers will have to organise themselves to sell their electricity on the market, although they will still benefit from a guaranteed price provided by a variable premium based on the difference between the market price and a reference tariff.

In order to address this evolution, Sven Rösner and Sam Street will explain the consequences of this new remuneration model, through the experiences in two countries: Germany and the UK.

The development of renewable energy support mechanisms in Germany
Sven Rösner, Deputy Managing Director of the Franco-German Office for Renewable Energies (OFAEnR)

There is one thing you can be certain of…
Sam Street, Senior consultant at Frontier Economics and Former senior economist at UK Government department of Energy and Climate Change

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