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

How is EU electricity retail market doing, 15 years after liberalisation?
How is EU electricity retail market doing, 15 years after liberalisation?

This episode of #FSRDebates aimed at assessing the performance of the electricity retail market in Europe 15 years after liberalisation…

ACER's assessment of the EU wholesale electricity market design
ACER's assessment of the EU wholesale electricity market design

Over the last year, energy prices in Europe have increased sharply, reaching unprecedented levels. This was:  initially mainly due to…

Recent energy price dynamics and market enhancements for the future energy transition

EU gas and electricity prices have increased rapidly over the last few months and reached unprecedented levels. While the recent energy price dynamics reflect current market conditions and have little…

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POTOTSCHNIG, Alberto;GLACHANT, Jean-Michel;MEEUS, Leonardo;RANCI, Pippo
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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…

Consumer protection mechanisms during the current and future periods of high and volatile energy prices

The recent surge in energy prices has prompted many governments to introduce emergency measures to reduce the impact on consumers’ electricity and gas bills. In its REPowerEU Communication of 8…

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POTOTSCHNIG, Alberto;GLACHANT, Jean-Michel;MEEUS, Leonardo;CONTI, Ilaria
Citizens taking the lead: what can consumers do to protect themselves from high energy prices?
Citizens taking the lead: what can consumers do to protect themselves from high energy prices?

The ongoing crisis with very high energy prices has become a reason for growing concern among both policymakers and citizens.…

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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…

Non-Personal Data in the Electricity Sector: a Key Asset for Private Companies and Public Authorities
Non-Personal Data in the Electricity Sector: a Key Asset for Private Companies and Public Authorities

The paper ”Non-Personal Data in the Electricity Sector: a Key Asset for Private Companies and Public Authorities” (Donne, A.) will…

Training Courses

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…

The EU Green Deal
The EU Green Deal

This eight-week course covers the fundamentals of energy and climate policy in the EU Green Deal. The Grand Tour of Europe’s energy and climate policy The European Green Deal is…

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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Recent Podcasts

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    A global observatory on new energy models | Alexandra Schneiders (University College London)
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    The future of prosumers: beyond individual self-consumption? | Donal Brown (University of Leeds)
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    Business models for a digitalised electricity sector: VPPs | Jan Aengenvoort (Next Kraftwerke)
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    Cross-border integration of electricity markets: A view from India | Anoop Singh
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    Incentive regulation in Great Britain: from RPI-X to RIIO | Joe Perkins (Ofgem)
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    Who should operate EV charging stations? The Italian experience | Luca Lo Schiavo
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    Zonal versus Nodal Electricity Pricing: the PJM experience | Vincent P. Duane
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    Ireland's experience with reliability options | Barry Hussey
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