Electricity Policy & Regulation

The Electricity Area at the Florence School of Regulation is a platform where academics, national regulators, representatives from European institutions, network companies and market players debate and exchange their views and practices about the most recent developments in the industry, its regulation and broader European energy policy.

To remain at the frontier of knowledge and public debate, the Electricity Area develops applied researchinnovative training and fosters policy dialogue on the most topical policy and regulatory issues in the electricity sector of Europe and beyond.

Electricity Knowledge

Between new trading platforms and energy communities
Between new trading platforms and energy communities

There is a growing interest, in Europe and beyond, for new ways of producing, exchanging and consuming energy. On 17…

Flexibility markets : Q&A with project pioneers
Utilities policy, 2020, Vol. 63, Art. 101017, OnlineOnly

Flexibility markets are a promising tool to make better use of existing distribution grids. We analyse four pioneering projects implementing flexibility markets: Piclo Flex, Enera, GOPACS, and NODES. Based on…

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SCHITTEKATTE, Tim;MEEUS, Leonardo
The welfare and price effects of sector coupling with power-to-gas
Energy economics, 2020, Vol. 86, Art. 104708, OnlineOnly

Electricity markets with high installed capacities of Variable Renewable Energy Sources (VRES) experience periods of supply and demand mismatch, resulting in near-zero and even negative prices, or energy spilling due…

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ROACH, Martin;MEEUS, Leonardo
Identifying impacts of COVID-19 on the Indian Power Sector
Identifying impacts of COVID-19 on the Indian Power Sector

This article identifies the early impacts of the COVID-19 to create a basis for future discussion to aid in mitigating…

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An explosion in medium and small electricity prosumers has been observed in the past decade across the EU, mainly driven by generous support measures and PV cost reduction. This era…

Van Soest, H. "Reconceptualising the Electricity System and the Internet as Two Interdependent Super-Critical Infrastructure Systems"
Van Soest, H. "Reconceptualising the Electricity System and the Internet as Two Interdependent Super-Critical Infrastructure Systems"

The paper “Reconceptualising the Electricity System and the Internet as Two Interdependent Super-Critical Infrastructure Systems” (Van Soest, H.) will be…

The advent of collective self-consumption: the French case
The advent of collective self-consumption: the French case

Collective self-consumption: the French case by Stefano Verde, Albert Ferrari and Nicolò Rossetto (FSR Energy & Climate) Topic of the…

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End users have traditionally played a limited and rather passive role in the provision of electricity. However, the decentralisation and digitalisation of the energy sector today are changing the way…

Community-led renewable energy initiatives
Community-led renewable energy initiatives

Citizens taking the initiative: two case studies of community-led renewable energy initiatives by Nicolò Rossetto and Stefano Verde (FSR Energy…

Training Courses

EU Clean Energy Package
EU Clean Energy Package

Unpack the EU Clean Energy Package The EU Clean Energy Package sets the energy and climate ambitions for the 2030 horizon, and the regulatory framework to achieve these ambitions. This online course…

Evolution of Electricity markets in Europe
Evolution of Electricity markets in Europe

EU Electricity Network Codes & the Clean Energy Package Enter the world of electricity markets in Europe ‘Evolution of electricity markets in Europe’ is an 8-week online course in collaboration…

Regulation of the Power Sector
Regulation of the Power Sector

All you need to know about the power sector and power systems around the world  Power system regulation is never at a rest, and this is particularly true for the…

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The school carries out multidisciplinary research with the purpose of developing economically, legally, and socially-sound regulation and policy.

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Designed by an international faculty of academics and the main experts in the field, our courses are designed to meet the educational needs of professionals at all levels.

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Our events bring together the world of academia and practice to offer a vast range of opportunities for open discussion and practice sharing.

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Electricity pricing and trading in the decarbonised energy sector
Electricity pricing and trading in the decarbonised energy sector

FSR Regulatory Policy Workshop Series 2020 The Workshop will consider these and other related issues in assessing the way in…

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