regulatory management

What impact are the current regulatory measures having on European gas and electricity markets? What about Germany's and the EU's current energy policy? How can regulatory measures be reasonably designed?


Merkel Energy prepares expert opinions on European regulatory projects (e.g. quo vadis) and national regulatory procedures (e.g. gas network expansion plan and return on equity of the German regulator)


Where are the limits of sensible European regulation? Originally, the EU energy market regulation was introduced to abolish the so-called natural network monopolies for electricity and gas markets. In addition to the infrastructure, trading and sales are now also largely regulated. Instead of the major energy suppliers, the gas markets are increasingly monopolized by producers without the Commission being able to prevent this. On the other hand, however, infrastructures and new technologies are massively subsidised and investment priorities throughout Europe are centrally managed by the EU Commission in Brussels.


Merkel Energy develops concepts for market-oriented regulation for companies and public authorities. We support our clients in lobbying and representing their interests vis-à-vis stakeholders.


To what extent do they influence the market and your business model? How do you have to position yourself to be successful? What role can the gas industry play in our energy supply system in the future with natural gas, biomethane and renewable gas as energy sources? What does this mean for the future of the energy industry and infrastructure (construction of large power lines, energy storage in gas storage facilities)?


Merkel Energy prepares studies on the strategic positioning of the gas industry and its infrastructure in energy change.


Dr. Christoph Merkel


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