The Regulatory Policy Institute Research Group

Co-operation among energy regulators in the European Union

Delivered as part of ‘Regulating network utilities in the EU‘, Occasional seminars and conferences 2000

This paper addresses the questions of how and why do European energy regulators co-operate.It is divided into five sections: a description of the legal framewrorks and market structures of electricity and natural gas in the EU; why energy regulators have been introduced by most Member States and why different institutional formats have been adopted; why co-operation among energy regulators is necessary; the main objectives of the Council of European Energy Regulators; the role of regulators within the political and institutional framework of the EU.

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