Economics of Greenhouse Gas Limitations
Implications of Electric Power Sector Restructuring on Climate Change Mitigation in Argentina

ISBN: 87-550-2597-8

TABLE OF CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1 The Argentine Electricity System
2 Energy Efficiency
3 International Experience
4 Applicability Of Incentive Mechanisms To Argentina

I INTRODUCTION

II THE ARGENTINE ELECTRICITY SYSTEM
1 Institutional Organisation
2 Organisation Of The Wholesale Market
2.1 Contract market
2.2 The spot market
3 Regulated Activities
3.1 Electricity distribution
3.2 Electricity transmission
4 The Current Situation Of The Argentine Electricity System
5 The Dynamics Of The Argentine Electricity System Within a Competitive Environment

II INFLUENCE OF REGULATION ON DECISION-MAKING
1 Electricity Generation
1.1 WEM Access Conditions
1.2 Supplied Products and Services
1.3 Competition Limitations
1.4 The Specific Costs of Each Technology
2 Electricity Distribution

IV INCENTIVES FOR THE USE OF RENEWABLE RESOURCES WITHIN ARGENTINA
1 Hydroelectricity
2 Wind And Solar Energy
3 Nuclear Energy

V THE PROMOTION OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN ARGENTINA
1 Promotion Of Energy Efficiency In Final Use
2 Energy Efficiency In Electricity Supply

VI INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE IN THE PROMOTION OF RENEWABLE ENERGY
1 Barriers To Renewable Energy
1.1 Barriers to Wind Energy
1.2 Barriers to Large-Scale Hydroelectric Power
2 Policy Mechanisms To Overcome Renewable Energy Barriers
2.1 Wind Energy
2.2 Large-Scale Hydroelectric Power
3 Impact Of Industry Restructuring And Liberalisation On Renewable Energy
4 Country Experiences In Promoting Renewable Energy
4.1 Wind Energy
4.2 Large-Scale Hydroelectric Power

VII INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE IN THE PROMOTION OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY
1 Barriers To Energy Efficiency
2 Policy Mechanisms To Improve End-Use Energy Efficiency
2.1 Energy Labelling
2.2 Energy Efficiency Standards
2.3 Energy Conservation Centres
2.4 Voluntary Programs
2.5 Energy Pricing and Taxation
2.6 Energy Service Companies / Performance Contracting
2.7 Demand-Side Management
3 Impact Of Industry Restructuring And Liberalisation On Energy Efficiency
3.1 Energy Labelling
3.2 Energy Efficiency Standards
3.3 Energy Conservation Centres
3.4 Voluntary Programs
3.5 Energy Prices and Taxation
3.6 Demand Side Management and Energy Service Companies
4 Mechanisms For Promoting Energy Efficiency In Restructured Electricity Markets
4.1 UK
4.2 Australia
4.3 Norway
4.4 Sweden
4.5 Finland
4.6 New Zealand
4.7 USA

VIII APPLICABILITY OF INCENTIVE MECHANISMS TO THE ARGENTINE SYSTEM
1 Incentives For The Use Of Renewable Resources In Electricity Generation
1.1 Prescriptive mechanisms to promote renewable sources
1.2 Inductive mechanisms
2 Incentives To Improve Energy Efficiency

IX CONCLUSIONS

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