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Toulouse School of Economics

9.11.2016

The second digitisation of the electricity industry: chronicle of a revolution foretold

by Claude Crampes & Thomas-Olivier Léautier On Monday 12 September 2016, the German energy giant E.ON listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange a company called Uniper, […] read more

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News

24.10.2016

The FSR in Paraguay

Jean-Michel Glachant is in Paraguay to participate in the Symposium ‘Ciencia, Tecnología, Educación e Innovación’ which will be held in Asunción on Tuesday 25 October. […] read more

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Epex Spot

News

5.10.2016

Towards a common vision for European electricity markets?

The Florence School of Regulation is partnering EPEX SPOT in the organisation of the ‘European Power Market Summit’ taking place in Brussels on 5th and 6th October 2016. read more

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Role of DSOs

Podcast

23.06.2016

Jean-Michel Glachant ponders local markets as potential for “incredible breaking of the whole European project”

Jean-Michel Glachant has provided our podcast listeners with an insight into the frank discussions between leading regulators, stakeholders and executives at the FSR Executive Seminar: […] read more

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News

16.06.2016

The European Energy Transition between ‘Decarbonisation’ and ‘Digitalisation’

The Florence School of Regulation, together with Bruegel and the Fondazione ENI Enrico Mattei, jointly organises a workshop dedicated to: ‘The European Energy Transition: a […] read more

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JMGlachant

Podcast

17.05.2016

Professor David Newbery Describes a Regulatory Revolution

Professor David Newbery, founder and director of the Energy Policy Research Group at Cambridge Univeristy, has predicted a revolution in the way energy will have […] read more

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Toulouse School of Economics

17.05.2016

The flexibility of the electric system

The flexibility of the electric system by Claude Crampes & Thomas-Olivier Léautier With a lack of sufficient storage capacity and consumer habits which do not […] read more

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Alberto Pototschnig

Interview

12.05.2016

Policy Workshop on the “Changing role of DSOs in the Energy Union”

This Policy Workshop addressed one of the most debated questions: the evolution of the role of DSOs versus the –say – traditional role of TSOs. […] read more

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Vincent Rious

Topic of the Month

10.05.2016

Schizophrenic opening of hydropower markets: who to blame?

Introducing markets into the European power system has always been challenging. When this involves hydropower, things get slippery. Of course, hydropower offers new opportunities to […] read more

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The second digitisation of the electricity industry: chronicle of a revolution foretold

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by Claude Crampes & Thomas-Olivier Léautier

On Monday 12 September 2016, the German energy giant E.ON listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange a company called Uniper, following its decision to focus on its “green” activities (i.e. renewable energies, energy networks and customer services) and to entrust Uniper with the more traditional electricity generation business from hydro, gas and coal stations.  Less than a month later, on Friday 7 October 2016, it was the turn of the other major German energy company – RWE – to split itself into two, by listing on the stock market Innogy, which regroups its “green” activities. These splits are evidence of the major transformation of the electricity industry over the last 20 years, and they anticipate the major changes of the future. This blog post looks back at the first and considers a few areas of discussion for the second.