The focus of this special issue is the liberalization of the network industries in Europe. Within the issue, we look back at 20 years of de- and re-regulation. We also look into the future, say the next 20 years, and assess the possible evolution of these network industries, considering the currently observable trends in both technology and European regulatory policies. This special issue of Utilities Policy is structured within the three areas of the Florence School of Regulation. Three articles fall under the Florence School of Regulation’s energy area, which is directed by Prof. Jean-Michel Glachant. The next two articles fall under the Florence School of Regulation’s telecommunications and media area, directed by Prof. Pier Luigi Parcu. The final three articles fall under the Florence School of Regulation’s transport area, directed by Prof. Matthias Finger e although the article on the postal sector is clearly at the interface between communications and transport (logistics).
The EU ETS with companion policies is more robust than relying solely on either regulatory or carbon-pricing interventions. Policies should be developed to account for the disparate impacts of the [...]
Customers are expected to play a fundamental role in the transition to a decarbonised and digitalised energy system. However, experience so far suggests that customer engagement in energy markets cannot [...]
This deliverable, which is part of the Horizon 2020 OneNet project, outlines the alignment activities carried out in OneNet Task 3.4, focusing on integrating the proposed electricity market concepts with [...]
Flexibility involves the adjustment of energy consumption or generation schedules to benefit the grid, for instance, providing services such as balancing, congestion management, and voltage control. Flexibility can be offered [...]