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Divestitures in the Electricity Sector: Conceptual Issues and Lessons from International Experiences

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  • Weigt, Hannes
  • Neumann, Anne
  • von Hirschhausen, Christian

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Competition policy is an important tool of governments to establish functioning markets, particularly in the scope of liberalizing the energy sector. An examination of horizontal divestitures in several markets suggests that in appropriate cases divestiture can enhance competition in the electricity sector.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal The Electricity Journal.

Volume (Year): 22 (2009)
Issue (Month): 3 (April)
Pages: 57-69

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  1. Pouyet, Jérôme & Sanin, Maria Eugenia & Creti, Anna, 2013. "The Law NOME: Some Implications for the French Electricity Markets," Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine 123456789/12068, Paris Dauphine University.

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