Wholesale Energy Trade to Boost the Growth of Utility Markets in Europe

Internally, the European Union (EU) has abolished trade barriers, adopted a common currency, and is striving toward convergence of living standards. Economic growth in Europe is expected to be just below 3% in the short run but it is assumed that, despite the generally favourable overall international context, the European growth rate after 2010 will decelerate to levels that are consistent with long term historical trends. In the period 2000-10, the annual economic growth was 2.4% while in the period after 2010, it is projected to be around less than 1.8%. The long established trend of restructuring of EU economies away from the primary and secondary sectors and towards services and high value-added products (less material and energy-intensive products) is assumed to continue, although the pace of change is expected to slow down in the long run. Current EU policy structure supports further development of liberalised electricity and gas markets. There is further improvement of energy technologies in both the demand and supply sides, the continuation of support for renewables and cogeneration, the preservation of current levels of energy fuel taxation in real terms, the extension of natural gas supply infrastructure and stringent regulation of acid rain pollutants.

Scope

Market prospects of Utilities in Europe growing with wholesale energy trading

Key drivers for the growth of wholesale energy trading

Key issues hindering the growth of wholesale energy trading

Key players in the whole sale energy market of Europe

Reasons to buy

Identify key growth and investment opportunities in the whole sale energy trading markets of Europe

Gain insight on the industry’s growth potential

Developing strategies for market penetration using effective policy framework

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