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Studies

The studies are subject to a disclaimer and copyright. The studies have been carried out for the European Commission and express the opinions of the organisations having undertaken them. The views have not been adopted or in any way approved by the European Commission and should not be relied upon as a statement of the European Commission's views. The European Commission does not guarantee the accuracy of the information given in the studies, nor does it accept responsibility for any use made thereof.

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Framework for cross-border participation in capacity mechanisms

Markets and consumers
01/2017

The study describes and assesses different options for cross-border participation in capacity mechanisms, in particular with regards to the quantification of costs and benefits of each of the options. This study provided input to the Impact Assessment supporting the legislative proposal for a new market design which is part of the Commission's "Clean Energy for All Europeans" package.

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Impact assessment study on downstream flexibility, price flexibility, demand response & smart metering

Markets and consumers
12/2016

The study analyses the current situation with regard to demand response in Europe, projects how demand response is likely to develop under current conditions and assesses alternative policy options in response to identified market barriers. This study provided input to the Impact Assessment supporting the legislative proposal for a new market design which is part of the Commission's "Clean Energy for All Europeans" package.

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Impact assessment support study on: Policies for DSOs, Distribution Tariffs and Data Handling

Markets and consumers
12/2016

The purpose of this study is to assess the impact of different policy options in the fields of distribution systems, distribution network tariffs and data handling, in the context the overall Impact Assessment of the Market Design Initiative.

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Electricity Market Functioning: Current Distortions, and How to Model Their Removal

Markets and consumers
12/2016

The Commission has been reviewing the regulatory framework of the EU's electricity markets, in its Market Design Initiative. This review led to the adoption of a set of new legislative measures as part of the Commission's "Clean Energy for All Europeans" package.
This study aimed to provide input into the Impact Assessment supporting the new legislative proposals for a new market design. It focussed on providing insight and data for the modelled scenarios and on providing advice on the modelling approach used in the Commission's in-house modelling tools, namely PRIMES and METIS.

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Integration of electricity balancing markets and regional procurement of balancing reserves

Markets and consumers
11/2016

This report sets out an assessment of the costs and benefits associated with options to integrate national electricity balancing markets across the EU. The integration of electricity balancing markets is essential to the creation of a well-functioning Internal Electricity Market, and therefore an important step towards realising a common market for electricity. By presenting analysis on the nature and scale of the costs and benefits realised under alternative options for integration, this report will help inform EU policy on market integration to the ultimate benefits of its citizens.

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Identification of Appropriate Generation and System Adequacy Standards for the Internal Electricity Market

Markets and consumers
07/2016

Security of electricity supply is a concern for both EU countries and the EU. This study discusses the properties of different indicators used to describe the power system's ability to meet demand and makes recommendations on how such indicators could be harmonised across EU countries.

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Economic analysis of costs and benefits of approaches to enhancing the bargaining power of EU buyers in the wholesale markets of natural gas

Markets and consumers, Oil, gas and coal
04/2016

This study assesses effects and impacts of collective purchasing and other arrangements to improve outcomes for buyers in EU wholesale natural gas markets.

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Study on cost benefit analysis of smart metering systems in EU Member States

Markets and consumers
11/2015

Study supporting the impact assessment concerning rules on harmonised transmission tariff structures for Gas and allocation of new gas transmission capacity

Markets and consumers
10/2015

The role of gas storage in internal market and in ensuring security of supply

Funding, Markets and consumers
08/2015

Depending on the design and characteristics, gas storage increases the sources of supply in times of high demand (e.g. due to seasonal variation) and contributes to the functioning of the gas market by providing short term flexibility. The study provides an in-depth analysis targeting the potential of gas storage for supporting the security of gas supplies.

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