David and Goliath in European Power Battle

Published 01 Jan 1996
Reference 4332
Region Europe
Summary

This case describes a legal conflict opposing Société Hydroélectrique de Grangevieille, an independent electricity generator, to EDF, France's electricity monopoly. The source of the conflict is EDF's monopoly over the transition and export of electricity.

Teaching objectives

The objective is to introduce students to the theoretical and practical issues of energy and deregulation in the Single Market. What is the EC Commission's plan? What is its economic logic? What are the existing national models that it seeks to replace?

Keywords
  • AR1996
  • DAVID and GOLIATH
  • EUROPEAN POWER BATTLE
  • Deregulation
  • Energy
  • Electricity
  • Single Market
  • Competition
  • International Trade
  • Europe