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Piero Carlo Dos Reis Trainee FSR

Topic of the Month

21.05.2019

Greening electricity: between new assets and special revenue streams

FSR Topic of the Month by Piero Carlo Dos Reis and Nicolò Rossetto New business models in a changing industry Green generation consists of technologies able to […] read more

Electricity

Nicolo Rossetto

Four building blocks and two business models

FSR Topic of the Month by Nicolò Rossetto New business models in a changing industry Decarbonisation and digitalisation are changing the way value is created, delivered […] read more

Gas

olczak

Topic of the Month

23.04.2019

Towards a new European methane emissions strategy

FSR Topic of the Month by Andris Piebalgs and Maria Olczak (FSR Gas Area) Substantial reduction of methane emissions for achieving the climate goals Methane emissions are still an important hurdle towards […] read more

Gas

Andris Piebalgs

Topic of the Month

15.04.2019

Effective regulatory system for methane emission

FSR Topic of the Month by Andris Piebalgs and Maria Olczak (FSR Gas Area) Substantial reduction of methane emissions for achieving the climate goals Methane has value and now with the industry […] read more

Gas

olczak

Industry initiatives – key factors for addressing methane emissions

FSR Topic of the Month by Andris Piebalgs and Maria Olczak (FSR Gas Area) Substantial reduction of methane emissions for achieving the climate goals   It is widely acknowledged that reducing […] read more

Gas

Andris Piebalgs

Why methane emissions matter

FSR Topic of the Month by the FSR Gas Area Substantial reduction of methane emissions for achieving the climate goals Why methane emissions matter by […] read more

Electricity

FSR Global Forum

Topic of the Month

26.03.2019

Namaste Asia

Topic of the Month: Energy Transition via Partnerships (SDG 7 <-> SDG 17) Recently, the Florence School of Regulation (FSR) began the FSR Global initiative […] read more

Energy Policy

FSR Global Forum

Topic of the Month

19.03.2019

Two to tango

Topic of the Month: Energy Transition via Partnerships (SDG 7 <-> SDG 17) by the FSR Global Team Recently, the Florence School of Regulation (FSR) […] read more

Universal Access to Energy

FSR Global Forum

Topic of the Month

14.03.2019

Out of Africa

FSR Topic of the Month Energy Transition via Partnerships (SDG 7 ↔ SDG 17) by the FSR Global Team Out of Africa Recently, the Florence […] 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.