Volume VI - The Security of Energy Supply in the European Union

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This book examines the latest developments of the European Union’s energy policy and particularly the way security of energy supply is taken into account and handled. As one of the three objectives of the EU energy policy, security of supply emerged as a central element of the policy, after the January 2009 gas crisis and with the consequences of the Fukushima events. The contributions to the book are made by the most informed people on the various subjects given their professional position. It analyses the extensive developments of the concept toward energy security, the impact of the third internal market package on its reinforcement and the major role to be played by infrastructures in ensuring physically the security of supply. It comments on the most recent and relevant instruments adopted by the European Union in the field of oil, the so-alled Oil stocks directive, and gas, teh Regulation on Security of Gas Supply. In  the field of electricity, it reports on the experience of the Transmission System Operators working together in the European Network (ENTSO-E) to guarantee security of supply. The external dimension of the EU energy policy is explained in as far as it aims at security of supply. Three illustrative cases are particularly studied: the Southern gas corridor development, the January 2009 gas crisis and the Baltic Energy Market Inter-connection Plan. The relevant EU legislative texts and the recent communications of the Commission on the subject are appended, to offer the direct references of what is discussed in the various sections.

Edited by
Jean-Arnold Vinois
Former Acting Director, Internal Energy Market Directorate, DG ENER, EC

Written by
Paula Abreu Marques
Sylvia Beyer
Brendan Devlin
Jean-Michel Glachant
Peter Kaderja
Jan Panek
Catharina Sikow-Magny
José Hoyos Perez
Constantin Staschus
Jean-Arnold Vinois
Mark Van Stiphout
Monika Zsigri


ISBN 9789081690423
ISBN ebook 9789491673313
Publication Date January 2012
Nr of Pages 480