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Introduction

  • Tilman Michael Dralle
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Part of the European Yearbook of International Economic Law book series (EUROYEAR, volume 5)

Abstract

Gas and electricity transmission networks are generally considered to be natural monopolies. This means that the transmission of energy through such networks is not typically carried out on a competitive basis, but by a single natural monopolist. Owing to this, energy transmission networks present specific regulatory challenges. In particular, effective regulatory approaches are needed in order to ensure that the lack of competition in the transmission sector does not lead to the creation of monopoly rents, and that other economic actors have access to energy transmission networks on fair and non-discriminatory terms.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tilman Michael Dralle
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  1. 1.HeidelbergGermany

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