The role of support schemes for renewables in creating a meshed offshore grid

Type: 
Policy Briefs
Date: 
2014-04-04
Author(s): 
Fabio Genoese, CEPS

This NorthSeaGrid Policy Brief, authored by Fabio Genoese, Research Fellow at CEPS, explores the role of support schemes for renewables in creating a meshed offshore grid. Its key findings include:

  • North Sea states’ national support schemes for renewables are rather incompatible and represent a barrier to cooperation 
  • More coherent support approaches to offshore wind projects will be conducive to the creation of a meshed offshore grid in the North Sea 
  • Policymakers could resolve incompatibilities by prescribing common guidelines for national support schemes, focusing on common grid access rules and common price-setting mechanisms for certain renewable energy technologies 
  • The institutional procedure set out in the Commission’s 2030 Climate and Energy package could enhance cooperation 

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