Electricity markets and RES integration – Key challenges and possible solutions

Electricity markets and RES integration – Key challenges and possible solutions

RES Policy Challenges | RES Policy Pathways

As the share of intermittent RES (such as wind turbines and solar PV) increases significantly, their deployment challenges the operation of power systems, and impacts the role played by electricity markets that have not been designed to handle the features of intermittent RES.

It is therefore clear that electricity market design must be revamped to integrate intermittent RES. Electricity markets must cope with the changes in the operation of power systems that are created by the deployment of intermittent RES: new time-definitions must fit RES variability, the day-ahead horizon is not adapted to RES predictability, and existing zones do not reflect the congestion patterns corresponding to the location of intermittent RES.

Read our Issue Paper No 5 here to get policy recommendations on those topics.