Cost to consumers

This background paper shows that a fairer cost allocation mechanism of the feed-in tariff is needed

Social acceptance of renewable energies (RE) is endangered by the current cost allocation to consumers. Consumers see macro-economic benefits of RE, while, at the same time, RE are suspected to be price drivers on the private electricity bill. While the feed-in tariffs secure a cost-effective market introduction, RE have become a victim of their own success on a dysfunctional electricity market.

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