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Regulated Access to Incumbent Nuclear Electricity

by Stefan Ambec and Claude Crampes (Toulouse School of Economics) For the first time since its creation by the NOME law in 2010, the mechanism […] read more

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The Value of Lost Load

Written by Stefan Ambec and Claude Crampes (Toulouse School of Economics) In situations where the electricity grid is under pressure, the operator of the system can […] read more

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Smart meters fulfil basic needs

Written by Stefan Ambec and Claude Crampes (TSE) In France, the new generation of smart meters for household electricity consumption are causing quarrels. In South […] read more

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100% renewable energy: the climate in the courtroom

Written by S. Ambec and C. Crampes (Toulouse School of Economics) Is it possible to generate our electricity exclusively from renewable energy? This issue has […] read more

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The European Commission’s green resolutions

Written by S. Ambec and C. Crampes (Toulouse School of Economics) The European Commission (EC) provided its contribution to the One Planet Summit in Paris […] read more

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The collateral effects of electric cars

Written by S. Ambec and C. Crampes (Toulouse School of Economics) Electric cars consume clean energy, but this is generated using primary energy sources which […] read more

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The European carbon market: Phase 4

Written by Stefan Ambec and Claude Crampes On Thursday 9 November 2017, the European Parliament and the European Council reached a provisional agreement on preparations […] read more

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Negative prices for electricity

Written by S. Ambec and C. Crampes (Toulouse School of Economics) When we witness producers paying consumers to offload their power, we can but wonder […] read more

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The energy transition: Germany’s turning point

Written by Stefan Ambec and Claude Crampes, Toulouse School of Economics On September 24, Germans will vote for the new members of the Bundestag. The […] read more

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The second digitisation of the electricity industry: chronicle of a revolution foretold

- Renewables

by Claude Crampes & Thomas-Olivier Léautier

On Monday 12 September 2016, the German energy giant E.ON listed on the Frankfurt stock exchange a company called Uniper, following its decision to focus on its “green” activities (i.e. renewable energies, energy networks and customer services) and to entrust Uniper with the more traditional electricity generation business from hydro, gas and coal stations.  Less than a month later, on Friday 7 October 2016, it was the turn of the other major German energy company – RWE – to split itself into two, by listing on the stock market Innogy, which regroups its “green” activities. These splits are evidence of the major transformation of the electricity industry over the last 20 years, and they anticipate the major changes of the future. This blog post looks back at the first and considers a few areas of discussion for the second.