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Pradyumna Bhagwat

Topic of the Month

21.05.2018

TSO activities to raise public awareness and trust

FSR Topic of the Month:  Raising public awareness and trust in electricity transmission infrastructure development Written by Pradyumna Bhagwat TSO activities to raise public awareness and […] read more

Electricity

Pradyumna Bhagwat

Topic of the Month

14.05.2018

Obstacles to engaging in activities to raise public awareness and trust

FSR Topic of the Month: Raising public awareness and trust in electricity transmission infrastructure development Written by Pradyumna Bhagwat In this week’s instalment, three obstacles to […] read more

Electricity

Pradyumna Bhagwat

Topic of the Month

7.05.2018

Raising public awareness and trust in electricity transmission infrastructure development

FSR Topic of the Month Series   Written by Pradyumna Bhagwat Taking stock of the current state of affairs in stakeholder engagement The need for substantial […] read more

Electricity

Leonardo Meeus

Topic of the Month

17.04.2018

The golden decade of DSOs?

What’s in the EU Clean Energy Package #2 Written by Leonardo Meeus In this topic of the month, the author gives a teaser of the […] read more

Electricity

Leonardo Meeus

Topic of the Month

9.04.2018

What’s in the EU Clean Energy Package

Written by Leonardo Meeus In this topic of the month, the author will give you a teaser of the first three weeks of the FSR […] read more

Gas

Andris Piebalgs

Topic of the Month

28.03.2018

Bottlenecks for delivering renewable gas

Written by Andris Piebalgs FSR Topic of the Month: Renewable Gas #4 Looking at the future of renewable gases or ‘green gas’ in Europe, it is […] read more

Gas

Lights on WomenTopic of the Month

22.03.2018

The European experience with Renewable Gas

FSR Topic of the Month: Renewable Gas #3 Written by Maria Olczak and Andris Piebalgs   In the 2012 assessment of the biogas development potential in Europe, Floris […] read more

Gas

Andris Piebalgs

Topic of the Month

14.03.2018

What is renewable gas?

FSR Topic of the Month: Renewable Gas #2 Written by Maria Olczak and Andris Piebalgs Biogas, biomethane, green hydrogen, and synthetic natural gas (SNG) are all […] read more

Gas

Andris Piebalgs

Topic of the Month

7.03.2018

Could gas be a destination fuel for Europe?

Gas is well placed to supply back-up to intermittent renewable electricity because of the flexibility and short start-up times... read more

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Thomas-Olivier Léautier

Generation mix

- Energy Policy

Written by Thomas-Olivier Léautier

This FSR topic of the month explores governments’ intervention in four aspects of the power industry: (i) generation adequacy, (ii) generation mix, (iii) organization of the transmission grid, and (iv) asset ownership. This week’s post discusses the role of governments in shaping the generation mix.

In planned economies, governments choose the power production technologies.  Civil servants examine the different technologies available at a given time, compare their costs, and determine the optimal mix.  In the vertically integrated and regulated monopolies of old, utility planners were performing this task, in cooperation with civil servants.