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26.06.2018

Capacity Withdrawals in Electricity Wholesale Markets – Competition & Regulation

In this podcast, Panagiotis Tsangaris, alumnus of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, discusses the competition law and regulation issues that arise as […] read more

Energy Union Law

Brexit

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12.02.2018

Brexit & the Euratom Treaty, by Silke Goldberg

The Euratom Treaty, signed in Rome on 25 March 1957, established the European Atomic Energy Community, alongside the European Economic Community (EEC). Its function is […] read more

Energy Policy

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22.01.2018

Ensuring competitiveness and integrity of wholesale energy markets: the regulators’ view | Podcast with Clara Poletti

Competitiveness of wholesale energy markets is a fundamental goal of the EU since more than 20 years. Recently, specific pieces of legislation like REMIT have […] read more

Energy Union Law

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15.01.2018

The Opal Gas Pipeline

In this podcast, Szymon Zaręba from the Polish Institute of International Affairs discusses the legislative developments surrounding the controversial Opal gas pipeline. The Opal pipeline […] read more

Electricity

Restructuring the electricity industry in emerging countries

Insights from Thanawadee Jaem On and Nicha Saiped During the Executive Course to master Electricity Markets, the FSR Lights on Women team organised an interview with […] read more

Energy Union Law

Podcast

12.12.2017

Ukraine’s Independent National Energy Regulator

In 2016, Ukraine proposed for the re-establishment of an independent national energy and utilities regulatory body. The Draft Law No 2966-d, “On the National Commission […] read more

Energy Union Law

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4.12.2017

The Danish-German Cross-Border Auctions on Solar PV

In this podcast, Dijana Dmitruk, legal advisor of the Danish Energy Agency, discusses the Danish-German cooperation agreement for mutually opened auctions of solar photovoltaics (PVs). […] read more

Energy Policy

Podcast

7.09.2017

#FSR_YRS17: Podcasts from the Young Researcher Seminar

  The FSR was pleased to contribute to the development of the next generation of researchers in Europe by launching the first edition of the Young […] read more

Energy Union Law

Podcast

20.07.2017

The Greek Energy Market & Consumer Rights

In this podcast, Antonis Metaxas and Maria Charontaki discuss the implications of the Winter Package for the Greek energy market before considering the recent legislative […] read more

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Ensuring competitiveness and integrity of wholesale energy markets: the regulators’ view | Podcast with Clara Poletti

- Energy Policy

Competitiveness of wholesale energy markets is a fundamental goal of the EU since more than 20 years. Recently, specific pieces of legislation like REMIT have been introduced to foster market transparency and integrity. According to Clara Poletti – Head of the Energy Division at the Italian energy regulator ARERA (formerly known as AEEGSI) – national energy regulators are used to cooperate with national competition authorities and the European Commission to promote competition both ex-ante and ex-post. They are now obliged to adapt their procedures and praxis to the new rules. Beside traditional issues like abuse of market power and market foreclosure, they need to consider further cases of market abuse, not necessarily implemented by dominant players. Harmonised implementation across Europe is vital.

A relevant example is represented by excessive pricing. Unfortunately, due to the current deployment of more capital intensive electricity generation technologies, it is more and more difficult to assess whether a price is excessive or not. In other words: are the high prices recorded from time to time on wholesale markets the result of scarcity or the consequence of market power and other unfair conducts by market players? Academics are invited to contribute to the discussion.

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