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Capacity Market

What is the Capacity Market? The Capacity Market is part of the UK Government's Electricity Market Reform package and was introduced to manage security of electricity supply and safeguard against potential future blackouts, for example, during periods of low wind and high demand. It is estimated that over the next 10 years, the UK will need around £100 billion of capital investment in its electricity infrastructure to accommodate projected future increases in electricity demand and to replace ageing power stations. Electricity Market Reform (EMR) is a government policy to incentivise investment in secure, low-carbon electricity, improve the security of the...
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