Regulatory Experimentation in Energy: Three Pioneer Countries and Lessons for the Green Transition

Tim Schittekatte, Leonardo Meeus, Tooraj Jamasb, Manuel Llorca

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportBidrag til bog/antologiForskning

Abstrakt

Regulation cannot always move as fast as innovation. Regulatory experiments enable real-life testing of new products, services or business models by allowing derogations from existing rules while maintaining the protection of energy consumers. The outcomes of these experiments inform future regulation. In this chapter, we discuss the experiences with regulatory experimentation in the energy sector of three pioneering countries: the Netherlands, Great Britain and Italy. We compare the implementations along six dimensions: eligible project promoters, scope of the derogations, length of the derogations, administration of the experiments, funding, and transparency. We also describe how the early approaches have evolved in these countries. Finally, we look ahead and discuss how learnings can be applied to enable experimentation at the European level involving technologies that are expected to become important to enable the green transition.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelEnergy Regulation in the Green Transition
RedaktørerBirgitte Egelund Olsen, Henrik Lund, Tooraj Jamasb, Peter Møllgaard, Carsten Smidt
Antal sider11
UdgivelsesstedKøbenhavn
ForlagDanish Utility Regulator
Publikationsdato2021
Sider74-84
Kapitel6
StatusUdgivet - 2021

Emneord

  • Innovation
  • Research and development
  • Energy regulation
  • Energy retail
  • Green deal

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