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    Functional Legal Design for Reliable Electricity Supply How Technology Affects Law

    ISBN-10: 9050957803
    ISBN-13: 9789050957809
    Author(s): Hamilcar Knops
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    Publisher: Intersentia Uitgevers N.V.
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 580
    Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
    Weight: 2.046
    Language: English

    Preface
    Table of Contents
    List of Tables
    List of Figures
    Electricity supply: from monopoly to complexity
    Introduction
    A paradigm shift for network industries
    What does it mean for electricity?
    Main research question
    Relevance
    Reading guide
    Research framework
    Research goal
    Research question
    A design problem: the meta model
    The meta model as applied to this research question
    Research method
    System description
    Introduction: the electricity system
    The technical subsystem
    The physical layer
    The operational layer
    The economic subsystem
    Three types of services
    The commodity market
    Technical services ('connection')
    Other services ('commercial')
    The subsystems integrated
    Links from the technical to the economic subsystem
    Links from the economic to the technical subsystem
    Transmission tariffs: 'copper plate' or not?
    Legal organisation
    Introduction
    Hohfeld's fundamental legal conceptions
    Policy instruments
    Legal organisation: the issues
    Allocation of responsibility
    Permissions: who is allowed to perform which tasks?
    Rules: how to perform responsibilities and permissions?
    Government control
    Design variables
    Public policy goals
    Introduction
    Triple A: the main primary goals
    Availability: secure supply for all
    Affordability: the quest for economic efficiency
    Acceptability: socially responsible electricity supply
    Secondary goals
    The main goals in our design problem
    Legal constraints
    Introduction: restriction to the EU
    Development of a European electricity framework
    Free movement of goods
    Free movement of services and capital and the right of establishment
    Competition law: rules for undertakings
    State aid
    Public service obligations
    Directives: main structure of the industry
    Conclusion: legal constraints in our design problem
    Design method
    A 'method' to integrate the model and selection stages
    Outline of the method
    Step I: Analysis of the function
    Step II: Analysis of each function within its context
    Step III: Design decisions for the legal organisation
    The core of the FULDA-method
    Who should decide about the organisation of a function?
    A. Should someone be made explicitly responsible for this function?
    B. Who should be made responsible? or: Who should be allowed to perform this function?
    C. How should the function be further organised?
    D. What control possibilities for government should be implemented?
    An inventory of critical technical functions
    Introduction
    Building a functional model
    The functions
    Categorising the functions
    Selecting the functions for the case studies
    Electricity generation
    Introduction
    Analysis of generation as a function (Step I)
    The function of generation in its context (Step II)
    Designing the organisation of generation (Step III)
    Conclusion: generation in a market environment
    Maintenance of the energy balance
    Introduction
    The analysis of the function (Step I)
    The function within its context (Step II)
    Design of the function's organisation (Step III)
    Compensation of energy losses
    Conclusion and analysis
    Generation adequacy
    Introduction
    Securing sufficient investment in generation capacity (Step I)
    Generation adequacy in its context (Step II)
    Designing a framework to secure generation adequacy (Step III)
    Should someone be made explicitly responsible?
    Who should be made explicitly responsible?
    Controlling the function through capacity mechanisms
    Analysis: how to secure generation adequacy
    Network operations
    Introduction
    Voltage control and reactive power management
    Analysis of voltage control (Step I)
    Voltage control in its context (Step II)
    The organisation of voltage control (Step III)
    Conclusion
    N - 1 security
    The analysis of N-1 security as a function (Step I)
    The context of N-1 security (Step II)
    Design of the rules for 'N-1 security' (Step III)
    Conclusion
    Other network operations functions
    Flow management
    Network-faults clearing and short-circuit currents
    Black-start capacity
    Congestion management
    Introduction
    Criteria for congestion management methods
    Calculation of the amount of available capacity
    Congestion management methods
    Corrective methods: Redispatching and countertrading
    Allocation methods
    General overview
    Explicit auctioning
    Implicit auctioning
    Market splitting and market coupling
    Evaluation of congestion management methods
    Designing congestion management
    Conclusion
    Transport adequacy
    Introduction
    Analysis of transport adequacy (Step I)
    Transport adequacy in its context (Step II)
    The organisation of transport adequacy (Step III)
    Quality regulation
    The need for risk governance
    The quality objective
    The policy instruments
    Can the time lag problem be overcome?
    Conclusion
    Conclusion
    Merchant investment in interconnectors?
    Interconnection investment
    Why merchant interconnectors?
    Standard regulation of transmission
    Economics of merchant interconnectors
    The special regime of the Regulation
    The Estlink decisions
    Analysis and conclusion: a Trojan horse?
    Validation of the method
    Introduction
    The theory behind validation of the method
    Validation of the FULDA-method
    The FULDA-method as a decision support tool
    The impact of the context on the method: comparison EU-US
    Strategy for a thorough validation
    Conclusion
    The need for restructuring the legal organisation
    Design criteria
    Design approach and FULDA-method
    Our design for reliable electricity supply
    Assessment: does the design meet the criteria?
    Reflection
    Introduction
    Responsibility for the design
    Responsibility for organising a function
    The role of technology
    Comparison with practice
    The need for coordination
    Further research
    Case study: the maintenance of the energy balance
    Introduction
    European rules for the function
    Maintenance of the energy balance in the UCTE system
    Selecting the countries for the case studies
    The Netherlands
    Belgium
    France
    England and Wales
    Germany
    Bibliography
    List of EC Legislation
    Summary
    Samenvatting
    Curriculum vitae

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