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CM Suspension and its Impact on Flexible Technologies

We are pleased to present Aurora’s background and scenario analysis on the CM suspension. This report covers an overview of the Court decision, broad scenario categories likely upon conclusion of the EC’s formal investigation and impact on flexible technologies in varying stages of deployment.

The summary points as follows:

  1. European court judgement against the European Commission (EC) has led to suspension of current CM payments and raised uncertainty for future contracts and auctions.
  2. System impact in 2018/19 is muted, but may be significant depending on duration and findings from the EC’s ongoing investigation.
  3. Conclusions will fall into 5 primary scenario categories, which may be very disruptive to operational and prospective capacity.
  4. Impact on flexible technologies (recips and batteries) is contingent on business case and deployment maturity.

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