Going their separate ways

Going their separate ways

Next steps for Europe's energy sector

In the conclusions of its Energy Sector Review, the European Commission (EC) has proposed further unbundling of monopoly transmission networks from competitive activities, such as retail supply and power generation. One way would be to separate ownership of transmission networks from their day-to-day operation.

As the experiences of a number of Member States show, achieving effective separation is not easy. This bulletin explores some of the reasons why.

Going their separate ways