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1. Why did this standstill come about?
Payment for the Capacity Market (CM) is state aid, which was applied for by the Government and approved by the European Commission in 2014. This approval was granted before the first CM auction following a month-long appraisal by the European Commission.
Tempus Energy challenged the Commission’s decision to grant state aid approval, on the basis that the Commission had not adequately considered the application, and in particular the contribution of Demand Side Response to the market...