03.05.2012 – The free market for electricity – does it work?

Thursday May 3rd 12:15-13:00, auditorium S1, Sentralbygg 1, NTNU Gløshaugen, Trondheim

The free market for electricity – does it work?

Speaker: Henrik Karlstrøm, Researcher at Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture, NTNU
Language: English

How should we evaluate the electricity market? What criteria matter? Norway has had a free market for electricity for twenty years now. Among economists it is counted as an unconditional success, and is regularly used as an example of how deregulation of public services should be done. However, questions of electricity prices and construction of new production capacity still provoke heated debate in the media, and Norwegian electricity customers want stronger political control over the electricity market. This talk presents some dilemmas in the governing of one of society’s most central infrastructures.

Register to lunch-trondheim@sffe.no before Wednesday May 2nd 09:00, and receive a free lunch at the lecture!


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