Europe Cross-Border Electricity Interconnector Market Future Discussed in New Study Published at

14 Mar 2012 • by Natalie Aster

LONDON – In order to ensure a diversified and stable energy supply for Europe there is a need for increased cross-border trading in electricity. However, the current framework for regulating, building and financing interconnectors – which, simply put, are cross-border transmission lines that are not funded through the regulated asset base of a utility or monopoly transmission company, or transmission system operator (TSO) – in the European Union is broken. It might limp on for a few more years but it will need a complete overhaul sooner rather than later.

The EU had agreed that minimum electricity interconnection levels between member states should be increased to at least 10% of demand, as endorsed by the Barcelona European Council in 2002. While interconnection into some member states has exceeded the 10% target since 2010, the overall picture is very mixed, with southern Europe, the UK and Ireland continuing to experience significant bottlenecks and falling short of the rather limited target.

New research study “The European Cross-Border Electricity Interconnectors Market 2012-2022” developed by Visiongain has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd.

Report Details:

The European Cross-Border Electricity Interconnectors Market 2012-2022
Published: February, 2012
Pages: 111
Price: US$ 2.642,00

The report provides valuable information and insight into the European cross-border electricity interconnector market’s development over the next decade, along with detailed forecasts of electricity movement through 2022.

Report Highlights:

  • data on import/export and domestic production of electricity for 8 major European countries – Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Norway, the Netherlands, UK, Spain – with historical data back to 2006 and future forecasts and analysis to 2022; 
  • examination of domestic electricity production for 8 major European countries in 2011; 
  • forecasts and analysis for 8 national grids for the period 2012-2022; 
  • historic, current and future interconnectivity for major European countries; 
  • analysis and forecast of the changing dynamics of the European interconnectivity market between 2012-2022; 
  • profiles of leading companies and markets operating within the European interconnectivity market; 
  • opinions from industry leaders; 
  • full transcripts of interviews from three companies involved in the super grids market; 
  • detailed explanation of current and historic EU regulations relating to electricity interconnectors within Europe.

More new studies by the publisher can be found at Visiongain page.


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