Director, Office of Energy Regulation (Energiekamer), Netherlands
Track D, Session 15
Peter Plug (1969) is Director of the Office of Energy Regulation, and, since March 1st, 2009, is also acting Director of the Office of Transport Regulation of the Netherlands Competition Authority (NMa). He has been employed with the NMa since December 2003. In his first two years, he was the acting Director of the Office of Energy Regulation, and has been the Director since November 1st, 2005.
"Regulatory Mode Decision-making"
The liberalisation and integration of energy markets was primarily focused on improving efficiency. In the last years, the focus has shifted to include security of supply and more recently also sustainability of the energy supply chain. In order to achieve a higher level of decision effectiveness, democratic legitimacy and transparency in the European gas and electricity market integration process a more structured approach for regulatory mode decision-making is required. Best practices are derived from European gas and electricity cases and recommendations for future regulatory decision-making are made.