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EU opens investigation of British power scheme

Just before Brexit becomes reality, the EU Commission is opening an "in-depth investigation" of the UK's capacity market scheme after a remarkable decision before Christmas.

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The EU is launching an "in-depth investigation" of the UK's capacity market scheme to settle the question of whether a scheme to safeguard security of electricity supply is in line with the EU's state aid rules.

The timing may seem inappropriate since the UK, in case of a "no-deal Brexit", will leave the EU in five weeks and thus will not be subject to the regulations.

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