After decades of reduced need for investment, transmission regulation is increasingly gaining relevance and complexity in liberalised power sectors, mainly due to the need to integrate sometimes distant and large-scale renewable energy sources. We identify the key principles that should be considered at three levels: transmission expansion, remuneration, and cost allocation. The proposals we develop are built upon a review of the noteworthy experiences matured in South America, a region which, besides leading restructuring in the 1980s and 1990s, has with different levels of success always relied on innovative solutions to deal with this crucial regulatory challenge.
Keywords: Transmission regulation; Transmission tariffs; Cost allocation; Expansion planning; South America
Utilities Policy. Volumen: 33 Páginas: 1-9
Índice de impacto JCR y cuartil WoS: 1.110 - Q2 (2015); 1.835 - Q3 (2019)
Referencia DOI: 10.1016/j.jup.2015.01.006
Publicado en papel: Abril 2015. Publicado on-line: Febrero 2015.
P. Mastropietro, L.A. Barroso, C. Batlle. Power transmission regulation in a liberalised context: an analysis of innovative solutions in South American markets. Utilities Policy. vol. 33, pp. 1-9, Abril 2015. [Online: Febrero 2015]