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Policy and network regulation for the integration of distribution generation and renewables for electricity supply
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ECN Policy Studies 1-8-2005
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ECN-RX--05-173 Conference Paper
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Presented at: 7th IAEE European Energy Conference - European Energy Markets in Transition, Bergen, Norway, 28-30 augustus 2005.

This study has analysed the existing policy and regulation aimed atthe integration of an increased share of Distributed Generation (DG) in electricity supply systems in the European Union. It illustrates the state of the art and progress in the development of support mechanisms and network regulation for large-scale integration of DG. Through a benchmark study a systematic comparison has been made of different DG support schemes and distribution network regulation in EU Member States to a predefined standard, the level playing field. This level playing field has been defined as the situation where energy markets, policy and regulation provide neutral incentives to central vs. distributed generation, which results in an economically more efficient electricity supply to the consumer. In current regulation and policy a certain discrepancy can be noticed between the actual regulation and policy support s

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