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17.07.2018

The FSR Director at IIEA | Listen to the podcast presentation from Dublin!

On 16 July 2018, the FSR Director gave a presentation at the Institute of International & European Affairs, Ireland’s leading think tank on European and International affairs. […] read more

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6.07.2018

International Dialogue on Regulatory Quality – ANEEL and FSR

FSR participated in the ‘International Dialogue on Regulatory Quality’ event organised by the Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency (ANEEL) and the Brazilian National School of Public […] read more

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3.07.2018

Energy sector regulation on the Indian Ocean islands

Week 4 – FSR Topic of the Month: Energising Islands in the age of transition This month, the FSR is featuring the energy transition in […] read more

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28.06.2018

How are islands promoting and integrating renewables?

Week 3 – FSR Topic of the Month: Energising Islands in the age of transition This month, the FSR is featuring the energy transition in […] read more

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21.06.2018

The FSR Director awarded by IAEE

Since 1981, the International Association for Energy Economics has presented an annual award for outstanding contributions to the field of energy economics and its literature. […] read more

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20.06.2018

Will Islands get the electrification formula right?

Week 2 – FSR Topic of the Month: Energising Islands in the age of transition This month, FSR is featuring the energy transition in the […] read more

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The Value of Lost Load

Written by Stefan Ambec and Claude Crampes (Toulouse School of Economics) In situations where the electricity grid is under pressure, the operator of the system can […] read more

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11.06.2018

FSR at the IAEE international conference in Groningen

 The Florence School of Regulation participates in the IAEE international conference, a four-day event on energy business, markets and policy organised by the International Association for Energy […] read more

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8.06.2018

Islands’ dilemma on the road to energy transition

FSR Topic of the Month: Energising islands in the age of transition This month, FSR is featuring the Indian Ocean islands of Mauritius, Seychelles, Madagascar […] read more

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Leonardo Meeus

Top 5 nicknames for the EU clean energy package

- Electricity

Written by Leonardo Meeus

With a US president that is likely to go backward in the energy transition, we can only applaud the European Commission proposals to move forward. For some the EU is going too fast, for others not fast enough, but fortunately we are still moving.

The proposals have many nicknames in Brussels, here is my top 5.

  1. winter package referring to the release date: 30th of November 2017. Perhaps not the most original nickname, but it might well be the most popular.
  2. jumbo package pointing to the thousands of pages. The package includes evaluations of the EU Directives and Regulations that needed to be renewed, impact assessments of the policy options that have been considered for the renewal, and a new set of EU Directives and Regulations to move the energy transition forward.
  3. fourth package as this is indeed the fourth time that the European legislation guiding the liberalization of the electricity sector is significantly renewed.
  4. 2030 package because the EU renewable energy and energy efficiency ambitions for 2020 have been updated for the 2030 horizon.
  5. new deal for energy consumers, which is how the package was announced in the summer of 2015. Many observers agree that the package delivered on that promise, for instance, by legislating the right to self-consume your energy at EU level, and by taking several measures to create a level playing field between demand and supply side solutions to electricity system challenges.

My top 3 controversies in the EU clean energy package to discuss in January:

Of course, there are many controversies surrounding this package. In this topic of the month, we will discuss three of them:

  1. TSO-DSO coordination
  2. Electric vehicle charging infrastructure
  3. Distributed electricity storage

Are they the most vital or most contentious topics? Not necessarily, but they are definitely relevant. We are focusing on these topics this month at FSR so we can give you the latest thinking from Florence on these controversies from Brussels.

Read the second article: My take on TSO-DSO Coordination debate

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