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Electricity regulation in Germany - in the context of the European market

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Electric utilities (EU) in Germany are semi-public or private enterprises of a wide variety of size. The large producer utilities operate the high voltage grid on the basis of private contracts. Regional distribution companies mostly without a considerable share in production often in cooperation with local distributors deliver electricity (el) in the non-urban areas whereas mostly city owned EU supply the large cities often on the basis of considerable parts of autoproduction and often also with a considerable share of el produced in cogeneration plants. The equilibrium between the parts of this system in the past was ensured by a legal framework protecting local monopolies as well as long term contracts between producers and distributors. This equilibrium derived its stability from political more than from economic factors. Deregulation trends inherent in European legislation on competition have threatened this stability. - In the first phase resistance against a more competitive order seemed unanimous. In the meantime however the different actors had time to rethink their position. - The European Council has now proposed a more moderate regulation taking into account the large differences in the ESI in the different member countries. - The German Government has made a proposal for some  More>>
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Publication Date:
Jun 01, 1994
Product Type:
Miscellaneous
Report Number:
ETDE/DE-mf-95726054
Reference Number:
SCA: 296000; PA: DE-94:0GM670; EDB-95:014181; SN: 95001305389
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Jun 1994
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; ENERGY SUPPLIES; FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY; ELECTRIC POWER; REGULATIONS; MARKET; MONOPOLIES; PRICES; 296000
OSTI ID:
10106373
Research Organizations:
Oldenburg Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Volkswirtschaftslehre (VWL)
Country of Origin:
Germany
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE95726054; TRN: DE94GM670
Availability:
OSTI; NTIS (US Sales Only)
Submitting Site:
DE
Size:
18 p.
Announcement Date:
Jun 30, 2005

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Pfaffenberger, W. Electricity regulation in Germany - in the context of the European market. Germany: N. p., 1994. Web.
Pfaffenberger, W. Electricity regulation in Germany - in the context of the European market. Germany.
Pfaffenberger, W. 1994. "Electricity regulation in Germany - in the context of the European market." Germany.
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title = {Electricity regulation in Germany - in the context of the European market}
author = {Pfaffenberger, W}
abstractNote = {Electric utilities (EU) in Germany are semi-public or private enterprises of a wide variety of size. The large producer utilities operate the high voltage grid on the basis of private contracts. Regional distribution companies mostly without a considerable share in production often in cooperation with local distributors deliver electricity (el) in the non-urban areas whereas mostly city owned EU supply the large cities often on the basis of considerable parts of autoproduction and often also with a considerable share of el produced in cogeneration plants. The equilibrium between the parts of this system in the past was ensured by a legal framework protecting local monopolies as well as long term contracts between producers and distributors. This equilibrium derived its stability from political more than from economic factors. Deregulation trends inherent in European legislation on competition have threatened this stability. - In the first phase resistance against a more competitive order seemed unanimous. In the meantime however the different actors had time to rethink their position. - The European Council has now proposed a more moderate regulation taking into account the large differences in the ESI in the different member countries. - The German Government has made a proposal for some important changes in the Energy Law and connected passages in the Competition Law, which would introduce some more competitive elements into the system without anticipating the results of a competitive process. - Wholesale producers and regional distributors as well as customer groups are in favour of this reform, whereas the local distributors fear to become the losers in the ongoing reform process. - Environmentalists express concern that a more competitive order could lead to a lowering of environmental standards. This paper gives a short survery of the ESI in Germany, its regulations and the ongoing reform. (orig.)}
place = {Germany}
year = {1994}
month = {Jun}
}