Impact of different market designs in the CWE market area on electricity prices and on the competitiveness of Swiss hydropower

  • Ansprechpartner:

    Dogan Keles, Joris Dehler, Florian Zimmermann

  • Projektgruppe:

    Energiemärkte und Energiesystemanalyse

  • Förderung:

    Bundesamt für Energie BFE, Schweiz

  • :

    Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI)

  • Starttermin:

    2015

  • Endtermin:

    2018

This project aims to assess the impact of changes in the neighbouring energy markets on the competitiveness of hydropower and on support schemes for renewable energies (RES) in Switzerland. Therefore, the price effect of changes in the market design and support schemes in Switzerland and neighbouring countries will be analysed. Based on this the profitability of hydropower and the value of RES will be analysed to determine the required support.