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Auctions for renewable energy support – Suitability, design, and first lessons learned

Marie-Christin Haufe and Karl-Martin Ehrhart

Energy Policy, 2018, vol. 121, issue C, 217-224

Abstract: Auctions are a promising tool to support worldwide renewable energy expansion. Nevertheless, their introduction poses a serious challenge to both policy makers and project developers. Our aim is to develop a bridge between auction theory and the implementation of auctions in the context of renewable energy support (RES). We present suitable theoretical concepts to model the specific situations for RES. In addition, we provide structured theory-based guidance for implementation and participation.

Keywords: Renewable energy support; Auction (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D01 D02 D04 D44 Q21 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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