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EPEX SPOT and OFATE publish background paper on the market integration of renewables in Germany and France

The European Power Exchange EPEX SPOT and the French-German Office for the Energy transition (Office franco-allemand pour la transition énergétique, OFATE) have published a background paper on direct marketing of renewables at EPEX SPOT. Their analysis of electricity market data shows how direct marketing has become a successful mechanism in Germany. It integrates considerable amounts of electricity from renewable energy sources into the power market and therefore achieves the result intended by the legislator. In France, legislation on the Energy Transition and Green Growth has kick-started future market developments by introducing direct marketing for renewables in 2015. Further developments will however highly depend on the expansion of renewables according to Programmation Pluriannuelle de l’Energie (PPE).

A PDF version of the background paper can be found below.