Copenhagen Economics has conducted a study on the Danish utility sector (electricity, district heating, water, waste collection) focusing on its role in a business perspective:
- Delivering low cost and high quality services to enterprises, thus improving their international competiveness
- Servicing as an important domestic market that Danish producers of ‘green’ products and services can use to develop new and more innovative solutions to a growing export market
While recognising very important positive steps taken in recent years, the study identifies a number of regulatory barriers to progress on these two objectives.
Based on the study and their own experiences working in or with the sector, an advisory board outlined the main priorities for reform as well concrete policy proposals. Key priorities are:
- Remove regulatory barriers to more efficiency in the sector, notably barriers to co-operation and consolidation of the sector
- Sharper division between public authorities role as respectively regulators and owners of utilities. This is particularly important with respect to promotion of commercial activities including exporting solutions and products
The results are presented at Axcelfuture’s summit today.
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For further information, please contact Helge Sigurd Næss-Schmidt