Electricity Capacity Mechanisms (CMs) were conceived to make sure there is always enough energy for the grid, even as demand and supply fluctuate. A legal challenge from Tempus Energy in the European General Court led to the UK’s CM being suspended by the government. Now a similar case is being brought to the Court, relating to the Polish CM. Another win for Tempus could lead to further cases across the EU and could dent the way countries finance contingency capacity for their grids. In our second article on CMs, political columnist Joe Mitton looks at the cases and their possible effects.
Energy Post 14th June 2019 read more »