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The privatization of the British power system: is it a meaningful example for the South American countries?

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Abstract

United Kingdom (UK) privatization has become one of the most important deregulation experiences noticing the public economy. The objectives of the privatization, to the level of speech as well as in the real intention of its promoters (coming from economic, fiscal or even ideological rationale), stumble on a certain incoherence during their application, between actions based on the principles of market economy and the need of support from others complex regulation devices. The restructuring of UK power sector has been based on the conviction that competition is endowed to drive an increasing of global efficiency of the sector, and that delivering enterprises to a private management would mean results that could not be accomplished by the public administration. We will see all along this text that the speech has not yet become evidence and that up till now the fiscal aspect of the reform has been its main success. According to these purposes, this article will seen too critical regarding such reforms, but it is necessary to remind our serious reserves concerning the monopolistic, corporators and centralized structures previously practised. Beyond these points, the application of such reforms in the context of South America would face in all but a  More>>
Authors:
Krause, Gilson G; Poppe, Marcelo K [1] 
  1. Centre International de Recherche sur l`Environnement et le Developpement (CIRED), Montrouge (France)
Publication Date:
Dec 31, 1993
Product Type:
Miscellaneous
Report Number:
CONF-9310451-
Reference Number:
SCA: 290000; PA: BR-98:0E0130; EDB-98:099501; SN: 98002009088
Resource Relation:
Conference: 6. Brazilian congress on energy and 1. Latin-American seminary on energy, 6. Congresso brasileiro de energia; 1. Seminario latino americano de energia, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), 18-22 Oct 1993; Other Information: PBD: 1993; Related Information: Is Part Of Proceedings of the 6. Brazilian Congress of Energy; 1. Latin American seminar on energy. v. 1; PB: 310 p.; Anais do 6. Congresso brasileiro de energia; 1. Seminario latino americano de energia. v. 1
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; ELECTRIC POWER; POWER SYSTEMS; UNITED KINGDOM; ENERGY POLICY; NATIONAL ENERGY PLANS; ECONOMIC POLICY; PUBLIC ENTERPRISES; GOVERNMENT POLICIES; REGULATIONS; DEREGULATION; ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
OSTI ID:
648025
Research Organizations:
Universidade Federal, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil); Clube de Engenharia, Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brazil)
Country of Origin:
Brazil
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: BR98E0130
Availability:
Available from the Library of the Brazilian Nuclear Energy Commission, Rio de Janeiro
Submitting Site:
BR
Size:
pp. 285-293
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Krause, Gilson G, and Poppe, Marcelo K. The privatization of the British power system: is it a meaningful example for the South American countries?. Brazil: N. p., 1993. Web.
Krause, Gilson G, & Poppe, Marcelo K. The privatization of the British power system: is it a meaningful example for the South American countries?. Brazil.
Krause, Gilson G, and Poppe, Marcelo K. 1993. "The privatization of the British power system: is it a meaningful example for the South American countries?" Brazil.
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title = {The privatization of the British power system: is it a meaningful example for the South American countries?}
author = {Krause, Gilson G, and Poppe, Marcelo K}
abstractNote = {United Kingdom (UK) privatization has become one of the most important deregulation experiences noticing the public economy. The objectives of the privatization, to the level of speech as well as in the real intention of its promoters (coming from economic, fiscal or even ideological rationale), stumble on a certain incoherence during their application, between actions based on the principles of market economy and the need of support from others complex regulation devices. The restructuring of UK power sector has been based on the conviction that competition is endowed to drive an increasing of global efficiency of the sector, and that delivering enterprises to a private management would mean results that could not be accomplished by the public administration. We will see all along this text that the speech has not yet become evidence and that up till now the fiscal aspect of the reform has been its main success. According to these purposes, this article will seen too critical regarding such reforms, but it is necessary to remind our serious reserves concerning the monopolistic, corporators and centralized structures previously practised. Beyond these points, the application of such reforms in the context of South America would face in all but a few cases insufficient size markets, the lack of technological and management skills, as well as the need of strong centralized co-ordination means, at least to negotiate external loans. (author) 29 refs., 2 figs.}
place = {Brazil}
year = {1993}
month = {Dec}
}