European Electricity Systems in Transition
A comparative analysis of policy and regulation in Western EuropeBy
- A. Midttun
For electricity industry analysts, policy makers, utility companies and anyone with an interest in energy policy and economics.
Hardbound, 344 Pages
Published: February 1997
...is a good book for those interested in delving deeper into the political rationale behind Europe's power reforms.
This is a wide ranging and informative book about progress towards liberal markets in electricity in the EU. The theoretical framework gives it a strong intellectual coherence - Midttun is an economic sociologist - and the individual chapters contain a wealth of country detail. This book is an authoritative source of country information on the period immediately leading up to the implementation of the EU Electricity Directive. The chapters on Denmark, Netherlands, France and the EU are particularly valuable because of the relative lack of good analysis (in English) of electricity industry developments in these states. Michael Pollitt
The Journal of Energy Literature
- Introduction. Restructuring electricity systems in transition (L. Mez et al.). Regulation beyond market and hierarchy: an excursion into regulation theory (A. Midttun). Varieties of Liberal Reform. The British market reform: a centralistic capitalist approach (S. Thomas). The Norwegian, Swedish and Finnish reforms: competitive public capitalism and the emergence of the Nordic internal market (A. Midttun). Systems in Negotiated Transition. Energy efficiency and the political economy of the Danish electricity system (F. Hvelplund). The Dutch electricity reform: reorganisation by negotiation (M.J. Arentsen et al.). Public Service Oriented and Cartellised Monopolies. The French electricity regime (M. Poppe, L. Cauret). The German electricity reform attempts: reforming co-optive networks (L. Mez). Comparative Analysis. Electricity policy within the European Union: one step forward, two steps back (A. Midttun). Regulation paradigms and regulation practice: a comparative review (A. Midttun). The politics of electricity regulation (L. Mez, A. Midttun).