Case cooperation with Hungary

Leveraging the knowledge gained through the analysis of renewable auctions is one of the major objectives of the AURES II research project. Under Task 2.3 of Work Package 2, project partners have engaged in cooperation with policymakers to help with the design of ongoing auction implementations, providing advice drawing on the knowledge gained from the research project and facilitating knowledge sharing between member states.

In Hungary, renewable auctions were launched in September 2019, followed by 3 other auction calls in July, 2020, April 2021 and November 2021. REKK cooperated with the Hungarian Energy and Public Utility Regulatory Authority (MEKH) and the Ministry for Innovation and Technology (ITM) in the process of elaborating the national auction scheme by supporting the decisions on specific design elements. REKK also undertook a case study in collaboration with the Hungarian Ministry for Innovation and Technology exploring the possibilities and conditions for opening the auction system for projects in other countries. The cooperation focused on the following issues raised by the cooperating partners:

1. How shall the Hungarian renewable auction be designed to suffice the requirement of ensuring technological neutrality for the bidders?
2. How shall the pre-qualification criteria and the level of financial guarantees and sanctions be determined so that the objectives of selecting the most capable bidders and achieving high realisation rates can be met?
3. How can project financing issues affect the success of auctions?
4. What are the most important factors to consider when setting up a cross-border cooperation with other countries? How to select prospective partner countries? How should the tender design elements be adapted to a cross-border relationship?

This policy brief provides insights on the above cooperation cases, highlighting the main issues, the recommended solutions, and the outcomes of collaborations.

Download the full report here

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