Warsaw vs Brussels in capacity market debate

By Annemarie Botzki 15 May 2017
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Patnow coal plant, Poland. Warsaw hopes to help the country’s coal plants. (Zepak) Patnow coal plant, Poland. Warsaw hopes to help the country’s coal plants. (Zepak)

Poland’s attempts to support its ailing coal sector with the launch of a capacity market faces stiff opposition from Brussels.

Warsaw’s planned capacity market is incompatible with the European Commission’s proposed Winter Package. If adopted, the EU regulations would include strict limits on which power plants are eligible for support.

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