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Energy Networks and the LawInnovative Solutions in Changing Markets$
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Martha M. Roggenkamp, Lila Barrera-Hernández, Donald N. Zillman, and Iñigo del Guayo

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199645039

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645039.001.0001

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Third Party Access Exemption Policy in the EU Gas and Electricity Sectors: Finding the Right Balance between Competition and Investments

Third Party Access Exemption Policy in the EU Gas and Electricity Sectors: Finding the Right Balance between Competition and Investments

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(p.333) 18 Third Party Access Exemption Policy in the EU Gas and Electricity Sectors: Finding the Right Balance between Competition and Investments
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Energy Networks and the Law
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Tjarda van der Vijver

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645039.003.0018

The interests between free competition and upholding investments in energy networks may not always be aligned. New infrastructures can be particularly susceptible to this dilemma, as investors often prefer limited or no contestability on their networks. The European regulatory framework for gas and electricity tries to create a balance in this situation. It demands access for third parties (which should support competition) while at the same time enabling an exemption for new infrastructures from this requirement if certain conditions have been met (which should encourage investment). This chapter examines how the relevant legislation and decisional practice deals with this conundrum. It focuses in particular on the balance the European Commission attempts to strike between luring investments and ensuring unimpaired competition. The analysis attempts to discern common themes and developments in the Commission's decisional practice.

Keywords:   free competition, energy network investments, energy regulation, third party access, European Commission

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