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Regulating the change in the EU electricity markets, finding the balance between tomorrow and yesterday, Suntila Kanerva - pdf

Summary
The subject of the doctoral thesis is the interaction between the electricity market law and the clean energy transition. The study focuses on what is the role of legislation in the transition as well how the energy transition should be addressed in the legislation. This interaction is analysed in the context of the EU electricity market law. The energy transition means a paradigm shift in the energy sector. As the share of renewable, intermittent electricity increases, the balancing of the system requires also demand side response. Due to the technological development, specifically digitalisation, new actors like different kinds of service providers and prosumers, enter into the electricity markets. The electricity systems become more complex. The energy transition also requires that new solutions and innovations are implemented. These solutions are not necessary known, which causes challenges to the development of the legislation. The thesis is based on three published and peer-reviewed publications that examine the interaction between electricity market law and the energy transition from different angles. The focus is on the interaction between the legislation, in particular concerning system operators, and the new innovative solutions. In the third article, a wider perspective to the energy transition is adopted. The first article focuses on the challenges relating to the regulation of smart electricity systems. The focus is on the Finnish legal system taking, however, into account the EU legislation impacting to the national law. The second article examines the offshore wind and transmission system development in the Baltic Sea area from the point of views of the EU electricity market law and economic regulation. In the third article, regulation of radical innovations in the EU electricity market law is studied, and an EU level regulatory sandbox as a solution to promote radical innovations that are beneficial for the energy transition is examined. The summary of the thesis builds on the findings of the articles and discusses the core themes, challenges and possible solutions in the interaction between electricity market legislation and the energy transition
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Copyright
Physical Description
1 online resource (53 pages)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9789526412535

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