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Combining Energy Networks: The Impact of Europe's Natural Gas Network on Electricity Markets until 2050

Discussion Papers 1317, 28 S.

Jan Abrell, Clemens Gerbaulet, Franziska Holz, Casimir Lorenz, Hannes Weigt


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The interdependence of electricity and natural gas is becoming a major energy policy and regulatory issue in all jurisdictions around the world. The increased role of gas fired plants in renewable-based electricity markets and the dependence on gas imports make this issue particular striking for the European energy market. In this paper we provide a comprehensive combined analysis of electricity and natural gas infrastructure with an applied focus. We analyze different scenarios of the long-term European decarbonization pathways sketched out by the Energy Roadmap 2050, and identify criteria related to electricity and/or natural gas infrastructure and the interrelation between both markets.

Franziska Holz

Deputy Head of Department in the Energy, Transportation, Environment Department

JEL-Classification: L94;L95;C61
Keywords: Europe, electricity markets, natural gas markets, networks
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