Trialogs on the electricity market design

The HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform participated in the public consultation process on the electricity market 2.0. initiated by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

We brought together stakeholders from Germany and neighboring European countries to discuss measures necessary to design an electricity market that is capable to provide a secure, competitive and sustainable electricity supply in the future. The Trialog-debate and the subsequent scientific analysis filtered short-term self-serving interests from long-term welfare-oriented interests and thereby facilitated the identification of basic consensuses for sustainable political decisions on the design of the electricity market.

[+] Trialog "White Paper: Electricity market 2.0 – What further steps are useful to enrich the electricity market with measures of European co-operation?” | July 13, 2015

With the European Trialog on the White Paper Electricy Market 2.0, the HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform contributed to the public consultation process initiated by the German Ministry of Economy and Energy. The Trialog event “White Paper: Electricity mark|et 2.0 – What further steps are useful to enrich the electricity market with measures of European co-operation?” brought together all relevant stakeholders from Germany and its European neighboring countries to discuss amongst others the following questions:

  • What influence do measures and activities proposed in the White Paper have on the European electricity markets? Have other countries taken similar steps? What are the results so far? How do these measures affect each other?
  • How to improve the monitoring of supply security by involving more data from the European level?
  • What options and obstacles are to be expected of more flexible European electricity markets?
[+] Trialog "Green paper electricity market design – from national climate goals to sustainable European energy generation” | December 10, 2014

The Trialog “Green paper electricity market design – from national climate goals to sustainable European energy generation” took place on December 10, 2014.

A total of 51 stakeholders from the political sphere, the business sector and organized civil society as well as academia and media discussed options and measures for an electricity market design that provides a secure, competitive and sustainable energy supply also in future. The aim of the Trialog was to contribute to the public consultation process initiated by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy which published the Green Paper “An electricity market for the energy transition” in October 2014. The Trialog debate and the subsequent scientific analysis filtered short-term self-serving interests from long-term welfare-oriented interests and thereby, facilitated the identification of basic consensuses for sustainable political decisions on the design of the electricity market.

A shortened German version of the Trialog report has been published as a statement in the consultation process on the website of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy.

If you would like to find out more about the Trialog and its results a short Trialog report in English is available.