Deregulating the Electricity Sector

M. Vignolo and P. Monzón (Uruguay)


Deregulation, wholesale electricity market, transmission, distribution, supply.


The purpose of this paper is to review several ways of restructuring the industrial electric sector providing examples of countries which have adopted the models that are submitted and that will be turning up in this work. The alternatives for a wholesale electricity market organisation are displayed taking into account that each particular solution to be adopted depends on the case of study features. In addition, advice is given on the transmission and distribution business regulation problem. Finally, we analyse the deregulation of the electricity sector in Uruguay in relation with the particular characteristics of the Uruguayan market.

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