Small-scale renewables need market rules relief

Trade associations representing renewable energy sectors have called on EU lawmakers to allow small-scale projects priority access to the grid without having to balance supply with demand

A dozen trade associations representing renewable energy sectors have called on EU lawmakers to allow small-scale generation projects priority access to the grid without having to bear responsibility for balancing supply with demand.

Renewable power currently has automatic grid access, with generators having to close conventional plants to stabilise the grid if supply outstrips demand, but proposals for revised electricity market rules seek to end this privilege.

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