Abstract – Presentation:
The transition required by European renewable energy subsidy law to tendering systems poses a great challenge to the diversity of actors. For this reason, France and Germany have considered measures to enable small players to continue to participate despite the competitive allocation of the subsidy. The means are nevertheless fundamentally different. While Germany has only introduced special conditions in tenders for the newly-defined citizen energy associations “Bürgerenergiegesellschaften”, France has introduced exemptions for small projects. These approaches will be presented, juxtaposed and analyzed with regard to the requirements of the future European Union Renewable Energy Directive.