and working papers
This page is dedicated to the presentation of working papers,
views and opinions.
Polish power industry
The Polish power industry is changing its organisation in
accordance with "Program
for the power supply industry"
approved by the Polish government on 28 March 2006. The program aims
to consolidate distribution companies and electricity
producers into four vertically integrated entities and their
privatisation in a public offer on the stock exchange. The Program can
be seen as a counter measure to worsting
situation of the power supply industry
with aging electricity producing equipment, undeveloped transmission
and distribution networks and the fast rising demand for electricity in
a country with over 6% GDP annual growth.
Security of supply
A new paper on the security
of supply was prepared for “European
Review of Energy Markets” published by the European Energy Institute.
The publication is expected late 2007.
Removing regulation barriers
the most important
barriers to the vast implementation of electricity markets are energy
tariffs approved by the energy regulation authorities for customers who
are eligible to buy energy in a competitive electricity market. In many
cases, hidden cross subsidies result in lower electricity tariffs than
electricity prices in a competitive market. Also, the ex ante system of
network charges approval causes that network companies raise the
prices of network services. A counter measure could be the audit system of tariff
and network charges,
in which network companies can introduce network charges themselves
without the need to have the tariff approved by an energy
authority. The operation of this system is based on the basic rules of taxation
systems. It was presented during the Florence
School of Regulation, Regulatory Round Table on 10