Energy Transmission Networks Unbundling: The Different Options for Europe

| Point of View

Avanzando hacia un mercado energético interno liberalizado.

In order to move towards the completion of a truly liberalised internal energy
market the European Commission announced a new legislative framework draft on
September 19th 2007.

This point of view identifies the different unbundling options for Europe, while
answering to several key questions:

  • Is ownership unbundling the only measure to enable liberalised and fluid electricity
    and gas markets in Europe?
  • Is ownership unbundling enough to meet the objectives? 
  • If ownership unbundling is chosen, which model should be adopted?
  • Should the electricity and gas markets be treated differently?
  • What would the consequences of different models be on the management of these
    utilities?