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Europe’s Energy Transition by Manuel Welsch

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Chapter 14

Introduction

Dogan Keles,    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany

Abstract

This chapter illustrates the background of renewable energy expansion due to different support schemes in the EU. It highlights the impact of renewable energy on grid and market operation and the challenges the electricity sector faces since the strong expansion of renewable energy in some Member States. Finally, the structure for the whole section is introduced in this chapter giving a short overview of what will be presented in the upcoming chapters.

Keywords

Renewable energy curtailment; market integration; merit order effect; market design

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