Checking date: 13/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Electricity sector law
Study: Master in Law of Regulated Sectors (294)

Coordinating teacher: GAMEZ MEJIAS, MANUEL MIGUEL

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Public State Law

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 5.0 ECTS


Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
1. Develop the basic capacity of legal advice from national and international points of view in the context of the electricity sector. 2. Able to identify conflicts of interest and learn the techniques for its resolution in the electricity sector. 3. Know and apply in practice the organizational, management and business environment of the activities of the electricity sector. 4. Understand and evaluate the various responsibilities related to the exercise of a professional activity in the electricity sector. 5. Acquire training and self-learning capacity to adapt to the legal, technological and organizational innovations in the electricity sector. 6. Develop a high level of specific technical knowledge of the national and international regulatory framework in matters affecting the electricity sector. 7. Learn to identify the decisive provision and organization requirements for legal advice in the electricity sector. 8. Know and identify public and private national and international relevant agencies in the electricity sector. 9. Aware of the need for protection of consumers and users in the electricity sector. 10. Develop a knowledge of real professional activity in the electricity sector.
Description of contents: programme
1. Electricity sector. Definition and basic rules. Distribution of competences. 2. Economic overview to the electricity sector. 3. Electricity supply. Free market and regulated activities. 4. Wholesale electricity market. 5. Unbundling and acquisition of holdings. 6. The economic-financial sustainability of the electricity system. 7. Transmission and distribution tariffs and retribution. 8. Settlement procedures of electricity transmission and distribution costs 9. Support schemes to the generation of electricity from renewable sources. 10. System and market operators. 11.Electricity supply and retail market. 12.Third-party access to the system Dispute settlement procedure. 13. Authorisation procedures. 14. Penalties in electricity sector.
Learning activities and methodology
TRAINING ACTIVITIES Individual work to the study of theoretical and practical materials produced and provided by the professor. Theoretical and practical classes. Tutorials. Group work. EDUCATIONAL METHODOLOGIES -Master class with audiovisual and computer support. -Critical reading of texts recommended by the course teacher: press articles, reports, manuals and academic articles. -Resolution of case studies, problems, individually or in a group. -Presentation and discussion in class of issues related to the content of the matter, as well as case studies -Development work and reports, made individually or in a group -Reading of theoretical and practical educational materials produced and provided by the professor in the virtual educational platform.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Basic Bibliography
  • Antonio J. Alonso Tirón (Coord.) . Sectores regulados, sectores energéticos y sector de las telecomunicaciones. . Dykinson. 2014.
  • Juan Carlos Hernández (Dir.). Regulación y competencia en el sector eléctrico. . Aranzadi.. 2005
  • Luis María Cazorla (Director). Tratado de regulación del sector eléctrico (2 volúmenes).. Aranzadi. 2009
  • Santiago Muñoz Machado (Dir).. Derecho de la regulación económica. Vol 3. Tomo 2 (Sector energético). Iustel. 2010

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.