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Ilaria Conti

Topic of the Month

18.09.2017

The perspectives of gas utilities: which new skin will fit the “utility of the future”?

Written by Ilaria Conti Gas utilities are facing the double challenge – among others – of decarbonisation and digitalisation, which are the main disruptive elements to […] read more

Gas

Ilaria Conti

Topic of the Month

11.09.2017

Surviving without gas Long-term contracts: at which price? The ‘gas supply’ perspective

Written by Ilaria Conti As the European Commission’s « Quo Vadis ? » research project has recently highlighted, gas Long-Term Contracts (LTCs) in Europe are dying out. The […] read more

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Pradyumna Bhagwat

Topic of the Month

31.07.2017

CRMs and Cross-border effects

written by Pradyumna Bhagwat In a highly interconnected system such as the continental European electricity system, there appears to be a concern that the uncoordinated implementation […] read more

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Pradyumna Bhagwat

Topic of the Month

24.07.2017

Participation of Renewables in Capacity Mechanisms

written by Pradyumna Bhagwat There are varying opinions on whether intermittent renewable generation should be allowed to participate in capacity remuneration mechanisms. From a security of […] read more

Electricity

Pradyumna Bhagwat

Topic of the Month

17.07.2017

Capacity Mechanisms and the Winter Package

written by Pradyumna Bhagwat A much-debated topic in the discourse on the “Clean Energy for all Europeans” package (Winter Package) is that of capacity mechanisms. In […] read more

Electricity

Pradyumna Bhagwat

Topic of the Month

10.07.2017

Revisiting the “what?” and “why?” of Capacity Remuneration Mechanisms.

written by Pradyumna Bhagwat The debate on whether there is a need for capacity (remuneration) mechanisms (CRMs) in the EU, especially in the presence of growing […] read more

Electricity

Topic of the Month

3.07.2017

How to make it true? A Regulatory reflection

FSR Topic of the Month – June Editor: Gianluigi Migliavacca (SmartNet Project) Written by: Ivana Kockar (University of Strathclyde), Gianluigi Migliavacca (RSE) This final article […] read more

Electricity

Topic of the Month

20.06.2017

Testing TSO-DSO coordination: 3 technological pilots in Europe

FSR Topic of the Month – June Editor: Gianluigi Migliavacca (SmartNet Project) written by: Carlos Madina (SmartNet/Tecnalia), Luca Ortolano (SmartNet/Terna), Henrik Madsen (SmartNet/DTU), Miguel Pardo […] read more

Electricity

Topic of the Month

12.06.2017

TSO-DSO coordination, market architectures and ICT for a changing energy world

FSR Topic of the Month – June Editor: Gianluigi Migliavacca (SmartNet Project) written by Daan Six, Mario Dzamarija, Araz Ashouri, Seppo Horsmanheimo As already pinpointed […] read more

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Ilaria Conti

The internal and external dimensions of Energy Security

- Gas

In the ongoing debate on EU Security of gas Supply, two dimensions can be distinguished: internal and external.

Energy supply for Europe can be sourced internally (via domestic production) or externally (via imports).

An internally-oriented SoS policy, therefore, focuses by definition on security of the EU demand either via internal sources of supply or with security of ‎transit inside the EU, for both internal and external sources of supply.

On the contrary, external SoS policy deals with external sources of supply and their transit beyond the borders of the EU (Ukraine or Belarus; Morocco or Turkey).