The schemes to remunerate investments in renewables should be oriented to deliver the politically agreed RES deployment targets.
If RES deployment targets are adopted, ensuring sufficient investments in renewable generation capacities is the most essential condition for their achievement and thus for the credibility of political commitments. If weak investment remuneration raises doubts around whether targets will be met, then the remuneration schemes cannot be considered as fit to fulfil their main purpose. Other criteria can also be important, including cost effectiveness and total cost to consumers. However, the ability to reach the targets must be considered a key priority, otherwise the benefits of RES deployment targets (see principle A) cannot be realised.