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Energy Union Law

Leigh Hancher

Topic of the Month

18.01.2018

State aid, unbundling and EdF – a new piece in the puzzle?

Written by Leigh Hancher    The EU Treaty state aid rules (Articles 107 and 108) have a major role to play in the energy sector. […] read more

Electricity

Lights on WomenTopic of the Month

9.01.2018

Will the Bridge Span the Gap? The Political Debate on Governance

Written by Marie Vandendriessche   This Topic of the Month will zoom in on the EU’s Energy Union, and particularly a novel part of it: […] read more

Energy Policy

Lights on WomenTopic of the Month

15.12.2017

Mind the gap: the proposed governance of the Energy Union

Written by Marie Vandendriessche This Topic of the Month will zoom in on the EU’s Energy Union, and particularly a novel part of it: the […] read more

Energy Policy

Lights on WomenTopic of the Month

11.12.2017

The Road to the Energy Union

Written by Marie Vandendriessche This Topic of the Month will zoom in on the EU’s Energy Union, and particularly a novel part of it: the […] read more

Electricity

Tim Schittekatte

Topic of the Month

4.12.2017

Designing distribution grid tariffs for tomorrow

Written by Tim Schittekatte Last week, I discussed how the advent of the “prosumer” is challenging the status quo in distribution tariff design. The main conclusion […] read more

Electricity

Tim Schittekatte

Topic of the Month

22.11.2017

Designing distribution tariffs for the current context

Written by Tim Schittekatte The advent of the “prosumer” due to PV adoption is challenging the status quo in distribution tariff design. Historically, the task for […] read more

Electricity

Tim Schittekatte

Topic of the Month

13.11.2017

Assessing distribution network tariff design in a changing context

Written by Tim Schittekatte In this topic of the month, I argue that the ideal distribution network tariff does not exist. The most robust choice for […] read more

Electricity

Topic of the Month

30.10.2017

The case for locational pricing

Day-ahead markets in the EU include only a coarse, zonal representation of physical transmission constraints. Sometimes this arrangement is justified on the basis that, for […] read more

Electricityundefined

Topic of the Month

24.10.2017

Why doesn’t the EU co-optimize the procurement of ancillary services with energy?

Written by Ross Baldick The US and the EU have different approaches to the procurement of ancillary services (AS), in particular frequency regulation and contingency […] 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).

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