Deputy Director, Danish Energy Regulatory Authority (DERA)
Track B, Plenary Session 2
Born 19 December 1955. Graduate in economics 1981. Since September 2005, Director of the Danish Energy Regulatory Authority. Before that, Finn Dehlbæk had a long career in the Danish Central Administration. Between 2001-2005, he was chief of the Secretariat of the Danish Minister of Economic and Business Affairs. From 1994-2001, he served as head of division in the Ministry of Economic Affairs.
"The Regulators' role in integrating non-market related environmental goals in energy markets"
Around the world, there is an increasing focus on the creation of global economic sustainable development. Thus, a vast number of national environmental goals aim to create an environmental sustainable development. More specifically, there are many initiatives which attempt to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and to increase production of sustainable energy. These specific targets are probably best achieved by using market-oriented instruments such as the EU ETS and subsidies. However, in order to fully cope with the environmental challenge, it seems imperative that the entire energy market supports sustainable development. Energy regulators’ main task is to secure consumers reasonable energy prices. However, energy regulators can also play a crucial role in the creation of a sustainable development by e.g. improving the economic incentives to use new energy efficiency technologies such as smart meters and smart grids. Furthermore, improved consumer awareness of energy prices and “green energy” and a higher security of energy supply trough increased competition and a better utilisation of transmission lines will contribute.