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Electricity : UNIDEN worries about competition in the newly liberalised electricity sector

UNIDEN is an association of undertakings of large users of electricity. Its object is to foster competition in the energy markets in order to give a competitive advantage to all industries using electricity as main power source.

This section of the review Concurrences constitutes a case study with the personal opinion of the author as market player. The views here expressed should be considered as the one of an actor of the competition game.

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. What analysis can be made six years after the opening of energy markets in France? Upstream - production - is currently the only area subject to potential competition (1 ). The issue of security of supply is directly linked to production and will therefore be briefly examined here (2 ). Downstream, distribution raises the issue of third party access to essential infrastructure. Indeed, energy networks are natural monopolies: the key to competition upstream therefore remains subordinate to access to infrastructure (3 ). 1. Production Electricity: Only the marketing margin is a differentiating factor Every country is a producer of electrical energy. The

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Alain Werquin, Electricity : UNIDEN worries about competition in the newly liberalised electricity sector, September 2005, Concurrences N° 3-2005, Art. N° 1364, pp. 154-157

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