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The EU Internal Electricity Market: Done Forever?

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Jean-Michel Glachant, Sophia Rüster

In: Utilities Policy 31 (2014), S. 221-228


Taking a quarter-century to build Europe's internal market for electricity may seem an incredibly long journey. The aim of achieving a Europe-wide market might be reached, but it has involved – and continues to involve – a process subject to many adverse dynamics. The EU internal market may derail greatly in the coming years from the effects of a massive push for renewables, as well as a growing decentralization of the production-consumption loop. Moreover, a serious concern is the risk of a definitive fragmentation of the European electricity market due to uncoordinated national policy initiatives with respect to, for example, renewable support and capacity payments.

Keywords: EU internal market, Power sector reform, Market design, Renewable integration