The European Commission has granted extensions for Greece’s demand response mechanism and transitory flexibility remuneration mechanism (TFRM), according to sources well-informed on the negotiations. They have dragged on for over seven months.
The development promises to offer energy-intensive industries and electricity producers crucial support given the period’s adverse conditions. Both mechanisms are vital for energy-cost savings.
The agreement also paves the way for the establishment of a permanent Capacity Remuneration Mechanism (CRM). The energy ministry plans to assemble a special committee comprised of various electricity market officials for work on the CRM details.
Greece’s demand response mechanism and transitory flexibility remuneration mechanism (TFRM) had both expired – the former three months ago and the latter in March, 2019.
Both mechanisms were extended by Brussels despite Greece’s pending implementation of the target model, now behind schedule.