The main mechanism of Decree 449 in favour of the use of renewable energies is the conclusion of long-term energy capacity supply contracts with operators of renewable energy sources. A potential supplier has the right to enter into such agreements through a tendering procedure conducted by the Commercial System Administrator (ATS). Under such an agreement, a supplier is obliged to create the installation of renewable energy within a set period of time and introduce capacity into the Russian energy system. The supplier is entitled to remuneration for its capacity and for the energy it supplies on the basis of fixed prices of 15 years. As a result, the Russian electricity and capacity market today is a complex structure, consisting of both typical market elements and public regulatory mechanisms.