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LS5594: DOWNSTREAM ENERGY LAW (2015-2016)

Last modified: 25 Mar 2016 11:37


Course Overview

The supply of electricity and natural gas – as network-related industries – presents specific regulatory challenges. These challenges are of particular importance in the context of the liberalisation of these sectors, i.e. the restructuring of these industries from monopolies to competitive markets. Will liberalised electricity and gas markets ensure security and reliability of energy supply? Will consumers be adequately protected against potential abusive behaviour of dominant market players? Is liberalisation compatible with the objectives of decarbonisation and environmental protection? The purpose of this course is to explore the law and policy framework governing energy supply in a liberalised market environment.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Anatole Boute

Qualification Prerequisites

None.

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either Law (LS) (Studied) or MSc Energy Politics and Law (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Electricity and natural gas are network-related industries. The supply of these energy sources to end consumers therefore presents specific regulatory challenges. These challenges are of particular importance in the context of the liberalisation of these sectors, i.e. the restructuring of these industries from monopolies to competitive markets. Will liberalised electricity and gas markets ensure security and reliability of energy supply? Will consumers be adequately protected against potential abusive behaviour of dominant market players? Is liberalisation compatible with the objectives of decarbonisation and environmental protection? The purpose of this course is to explore the law and policy framework governing energy supply in a liberalised market environment. Special attention is paid to the liberalisation experience in the European Union and Russia (case studies).

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MSc Energy Politics and Law

Contact Teaching Time

36 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

First attempt: 60% 3 hour examination, 10% assessed group presentation and 30% individual 2500 word essay. Resit: 3 hour examination.

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

None.

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