Combining Energy Networks: The Impact of Europe's Natural Gas Network on Electricity Markets Until 2050

27 Pages Posted: 30 Jul 2013 Last revised: 19 Sep 2013

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Jan Abrell

ETH Zürich - Centre for Energy Policy and Economics (CEPE)

Clemens Gerbaulet

German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

Franziska Holz

German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

Casimir Lorenz

TU Berlin - Workgroup for Infrastructure Policy (WIP)

Hannes Weigt

WWZ, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät der Universität Basel

Date Written: July 1, 2013

Abstract

The interdependence of electricity and natural gas is becoming a major energy policy and regulatory issue in all jurisdictions around the world. The increased role of gas fired plants in renewable-based electricity markets and the dependence on gas imports make this issue particular striking for the European energy market. In this paper we provide a comprehensive combined analysis of electricity and natural gas infrastructure with an applied focus. We analyze different scenarios of the long-term European decarbonization pathways sketched out by the Energy Roadmap 2050, and identify criteria related to electricity and/or natural gas infrastructure and the interrelation between both markets.

Keywords: Europe, electricity markets, natural gas markets, networks

JEL Classification: L94, L95, C61

Suggested Citation

Abrell, Jan and Gerbaulet, Clemens and Holz, Franziska and Lorenz, Casimir and Weigt, Hannes, Combining Energy Networks: The Impact of Europe's Natural Gas Network on Electricity Markets Until 2050 (July 1, 2013). DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 1317, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2303472 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2303472

Jan Abrell

ETH Zürich - Centre for Energy Policy and Economics (CEPE) ( email )

8092 Zurich
Switzerland

Clemens Gerbaulet

German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) ( email )

Mohrenstraße 58
Berlin, 10117
Germany

Franziska Holz

German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) ( email )

Mohrenstraße 58
Berlin, 10117
Germany

Casimir Lorenz

TU Berlin - Workgroup for Infrastructure Policy (WIP) ( email )

Straße des 17. Juni 135
Berlin, 10623
Germany

Hannes Weigt (Contact Author)

WWZ, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät der Universität Basel ( email )

Basel, 4051
Switzerland

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