Failure costs at the expense of producer: Aper has recourse

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by Federica Palmisano

The decision on the failure costs, approved by the Authority, not like at Aper - Association of producers of renewable energy - whose announced the submission of an appeal. It's said by Fabrizio Tortora - assistant president of the association - at the workshop organized by Ises Italia and Assoelettrica at the Gse headquarters "The economic and environmental sustainability of the renewable energy development: how to restructure and rationalize the bill costs”.

The resolution of the dispute is it no. 281/2012/R/efr, approved by the Authority, that, from January 2013, attribute the payment of failure cost to the energy producers and not to consumer, with the proposal to promote better forecasts and plans on the input in electricity grid. In fact, the failure cost concern the phenomenon of the energy gap resulting from these insufficient or unreliable forecasts whose are placed in the bill and are paid by the final consumer. However, from next January, these costs will fall at Fer operators who created the forecast difference, and therefore the cost, even if with an initial margin of error of 20%.

But the Aper is ready to have recourse not for the principle that these costs will become the responsibility of the producer but, more than anything else, for the main objective of the Authority resolution. "We tried to talk to the AEEG, giving reasons for our opposition to the measure on the basis of technical arguments and presenting alternative solutions, but - said Tortora - all of our requests have been disregarded. On the basis of the analysis made our members, the result is that as is imposed is technically unfeasible and so we are forced to appeal against the resolution. "

Before the approval of the resolution, some alternative proposals had been submitted but, according to Simone Togni - President of Anev (National Association of wind energy), the Authority has not wanted to discuss its. As explain Togni, suche examples are:the zonal aggregates that would allow to significantly reduce the failure costs or, even, the attribution of licenses to third public parties such as GSE or Terna whose would have entailed a reduction of component A3 in the final bill.


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