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Economic analysis of the impact of electricity regulation
On the retail price of electricity, income transfers between producers and consumers, and economic growth

Executive summary

This report provides summarized information on the objective, models and methods, validation process and results of the exhaustive research work Economic analysis of the impact of electricity regulation. The potential of the econometric tool developed in the study for regulatory analysis is also discussed.



Energy regulation undeniably has a significant impact on prices, income transfers and economic growth. Unfortunately, these effects have not been studied in depth using economic analysis.



The objective of this study is to develop and implement three econometric models in order to identify the impact of electricity regulations (1) on the retail price of electricity; (2) on income transfers between producers and consumers; and (3) on economic growth. In this context, the aim of these models is to assess the impact of the regulation of the electricity sector and the changes introduced in this regulation on the economy throughout the period under consideration.