Following the completion of the consultation phase for the Green Paper “An Electricity Market for Germany’s Energy Transition”, the German federal government has published a White Paper in which it formulates 20 measures with the aim to adapt the design of the German electricity market to the requirements of the energy transition and the growing European market integration.
In addition to a series of single, individual measures, the decision for an “electricity market 2.0” is at the centre of the discussions; in other words, an energy-only market supplemented by a capacity reserve.
As a globally active company with a focus on climate-friendly further development of the energy system, DNV GL welcomes the federal government’s goals and approach to the further development of the electricity market’s design.
Many of the measures suggested enjoy our agreement; however, for a series of points we see a need for clarity or improvement. As in the consultation phase for the Green Paper, we are therefore contributing to the consultation of the White Paper with our commentary.