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Vertikale Entflechtung in der Stromwirtschaft

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  • Anette Boom

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This article gives an overview over the debate on vertical unbundling of the electricity industry in Europe. It starts with the description of the evolution of the EU policy with regard to the vertical structure of the electricity industry. Then we present the theoretical and empirical arguments that support the European Commission's position of a relative strict unbundling of the networks from the other vertical stages of the industry. We discuss whether a vertical separation of retail and production in electricity might also be beneficial, and finally replicate the arguments of the proponents of a vertically integrated structure in the electricity industry. Finally we draw some conclusions for a consistent regulation of the vertical structure in the electricity industry. Dieser Beitrag gibt einen Überblick über die Debatte zur vertikalen Entflechtung der Stromwirtschaft in Europa. Zunächst wird die Entwicklung der EU Politik im Hinblick auf die vertikale Struktur in der Stromwirtschaft nachgezeichnet. Dann werden die theoretischen und empirischen Argumente vorgetragen, die die Position der EU-Kommission für eine relativ weitgehende Entflechtung des Netzbetriebs von den anderen vertikalen Stufen der Industrie unterstützen. Danach folgt eine Diskussion, ob auch eine Trennung von Stromerzeugung und -vertrieb wünschenswert sein kann, und zum Schluss werden die Argumente der Befürworter einer weitgehend vertikal integrierten Struktur in der Stromwirtschaft vorgestellt. Am Ende werden einige Schlussfolgerungen für eine konsistente Regulierung in Bezug auf die vertikale Struktur der Stromwirtschaft gezogen.

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Article provided by DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research in its journal Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung.

Volume (Year): 81 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 57-71

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Handle: RePEc:diw:diwvjh:81-1-5

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Keywords: Electricity industry; vertical unbundling; European Union Policy;

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