This is designed to remove distortions that inefficiently favour windy but distant-from-load areas. Complementary reforms on top of this are envisaged (which are sensible regardless). These include introduction of financial transmission right on forecast output-weighted locational marginal prices and/or locational transmission charges, but failing that, efficient location decisions can be supported by adding an annual regionally specific capacity payment per MW into the CfD design itself, as set out in earlier and more complex iterations of the proposed mechanism.

Welcome to the Power System Blueprint!

Climate neutrality requires the full decarbonisation of the power sector. As this is one of Europe’s biggest challenges today, there is a need for speed.

The Power System Blueprint lays out how to design the regulatory context to achieve a clean, reliable, equitable and affordable European power system by 2035. The Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) pulled together the latest insights to support regulators, NGOs, governments and anyone pursuing a decarbonised European power system.

Quick guide on how to use this website:

  • The Blueprint is a schematic of regulatory solutions linked to six important central principles.
  • In the suite of regulatory solutions (also known as factsheets), you will find comprehensive information, the most important regulatory steps and further reading.
  • You can systematically work through the whole Blueprint, only select specific solutions or start from one of the eight main barriers (see barriers menu at the bottom of the homepage). Choose your own path!

You can start exploring the Blueprint right away or read more about the context.