Short Description: Benchmarking gas transmission companies
This project involved working with a number of European regulators to undertake international benchmarking between their gas transmission utilities and similar gas transmission utilities in the US. The project resulted in a report to the CEER highlighting the theoretical benefits of such international benchmarking in terms of identifying the scope for efficiency improvements. However, it also demonstrated the practical difficulty of coordinating such benchmarking among European regulators and gaining the cooperation of incumbent European utilities.
Amount Awarded: €40,000 (Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER))
Duration: Oct 2005 – July 2006
EPRG Participants: Tooraj Jamasb, David Newbery, Michael Pollitt, Thomas Triebs