AURES II (AUctions for Renewable Energy Support II) aims at ensuring the effective implementation of auctions for Renewable Energy Sources (RES) in EU Member States. Building on the insights of the recently finalized AURES project, AURES II investigates auction design options in more detail to determine their policy performance depending on different policy objectives, and give recommendations on their use. In AURES II a multi-methodological approach is applied, including literature review, theoretical analysis, case studies, surveys, interviews, and empirical and quantitative methods such as econometric analysis and model simulations. This approach is accompanied by a strong involvement of relevant stakeholders, including policy makers and industry representatives. The active dialogue AURES II aims at setting allows stakeholder to learn from best practice and facilitates capacity building across borders in Europe.
Extending the successful work of AURES, new topics that will be investigated include the implementation of technology-specific versus technology-neutral support schemes, exemptions from competitive support allocation for small scale installations, a compulsory cross-border opening of support, special provisions for RES community projects and the effects of auctions on financing conditions for renewables. In addition, to fill the current gap of a structured overview, AURES II is committed to the development of a comprehensive online database of auction rounds in the EU, where results, details on auction design, and financing conditions will be made freely accessible.
The overarching goal of AURES II is to support policymakers in European Member States and Energy Community countries in improving the effectiveness and cost-efficiency of financial support for RES. This contributes to maintaining Europe’s leadership in renewables and helps keeping support expenditures at a level that is fair to consumers. AURES II will evaluate and assess auctions as competitive market measures in RES support schemes, and will provide updated and specific guidance for their implementation now and under the new 2020-30 target framework.
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Dr. Moïra Jimeno
mj [at] eclareon.com