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Electricity

Nicolo Rossetto

Topic of the Month

19.10.2018

Digitalisation as two changes in markets

FSR Topic of the Month Digitalisation: beyond the buzzword Digitalisation as two changes in markets Digitalisation is not just a set of changes in infrastructures […] read more

Electricity

Nicolo Rossetto

Topic of the Month

11.10.2018

Digitalisation as two changes in infrastructures

FSR Topic of the Month  Digitalisation: Beyond the Buzzword by Nicolò Rossetto (FSR) Digitalisation as two changes in infrastructures Digitalisation has been a key buzzword […] read more

Energy Innovation

Miguel Vazquez

Convergence of telco and power systems, and the formation of knowledge networks

FSR Topic of the Month REGULATION IN TIMES OF INNOVATION: REGULATING THE UNKNOWN by Miguel Vazquez (Head of FSR Energy Innovation Area) Modernization of the electricity grid may […] read more

Energy Innovation

Miguel Vazquez

Topic of the Month

18.09.2018

The role of market design in the (non-)choice of the technology for Energy Storage Systems

FSR Topic of the Month REGULATION IN TIMES OF INNOVATION: REGULATING THE UNKNOWN by Miguel Vazquez (Head of FSR Energy Innovation Area) Some years ago, I was discussing […] read more

Energy Innovation

Miguel Vazquez

Complexity and the Design of Institutions

FSR Topic of the Month Regulation in times of innovation: How to regulate the unknown? by Miguel Vazquez (Head of FSR Energy Innovation Area)   1. Complexity […] read more

Energy Union Law

Tanase

Topic of the Month

26.07.2018

Implementation Challenges: Private agreements

FSR Topic of the Month: Network Codes & Guidelines. A legal perspective. by Lavinia-Petronela Tanase (FSR)   Week 3: Implementation challenges. Private agreements Last week, the blog […] read more

Energy Union Law

Tanase

Topic of the Month

19.07.2018

Implementation Challenges: Terms, Conditions and Methodologies

FSR Topic of the Month: Network Codes & Guidelines. A legal perspective. by Lavinia-Petronela Tanase (FSR)   Week 2: Implementation Challenges: Terms, Conditions and Methodologies. The EU […] read more

Energy Union Law

Tanase

Topic of the Month

10.07.2018

Network Codes versus Guidelines

FSR Topic of the Month: Network Codes & Guidelines. A legal perspective. by Lavinia-Petronela Tanase (FSR)   Week 1: Network Codes versus Guidelines Pursuant to the […] read more

Electricity

Energy sector regulation on the Indian Ocean islands

Week 4 – FSR Topic of the Month: Energising Islands in the age of transition This month, the FSR is featuring the energy transition in […] read more

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Adrien de Hauteclocque

Capacity mechanisms and EU state aid control: final thoughts

- Energy Union Law

The implementation of state support measures for generation adequacy is nothing new, but the issue has clearly gained more prominence over the last two or three years. The eleven member states under review in the state aid sector enquiry have implemented (or are on the cusp of implementing) 28 different electricity capacity mechanism designs, raising more questions than answers at this stage. This variety raises doubt as to the possibility of harmonisation at Union level. However, harmonisation at regional level could limit distortions in the internal market. We also have to keep in mind that harmonisation (several compatible mechanisms) is not unification (a single mechanism), and is therefore more easily foreseeable. The debate on ex ante harmonisation should not be avoided or abandoned as the actions of the Commission based on its state aid (and other) powers have clear limits in this regard.