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Table 3 Overview of major market and policy reform options

From: Contributions of flexible power generation from biomass to a secure and cost-effective electricity supply—a review of potentials, incentives and obstacles in Germany

Electricity and balancing market reform Spot market reform
Balancing market reform
Establishment of capacity mechanisms
Spatial differentiation of electricity prices
Curtailment contracts and regional flexibility markets
Development of policy incentives for bioelectricity production Reform of EEG
Reform of KWKG
Climate policy developments (incentives for structural change in electricity and balancing markets) Reform of EU ETS
National-level climate protection measures (e.g. climate levy, plant retirement)