The governance of industry rules and energy system innovation: The case of codes in Great Britain
By: Matthew Lockwood, Catherine Mitchell, Richard Hoggett, and Caroline Kuzemko
Published in: Utilities Policy (online June 2017)
- Detailed energy industry rules are crucial to realising policy goals, but typically overlooked.
- Governance arrangements determine ease of rule change for policy goals.
- Delegation is a widespread institutional design principle but has risks of capture and inertia.
- The case of code governance in Britain gives a demonstration of these risks.
- A reform agenda is outlined and wider lessons drawn out.
The full paper can be accessed via: Utilities Policy (This paper is open access)