The present report aims to introduce the readers to the new dynamics of the ‘energy transition’ and how it impacts both energy policy/regulation and businesses. The report outlines the efforts carried out by the power industry in adapting to these changes with the objective of delivering continuous safe, affordable and cost efficient electricity supply to its customers.

The report is based on the latest available industry figures (2013) gathered from the EURELECTRIC statistical experts and complemented by publicly available information. The data contained in this report covers 34 countries, namely the 28 EU Member States as well as Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Turkey, Serbia and Ukraine, and addresses respectively demand, generation, capacity and investment

In outlining the new trends and data, the report examines the policy context, the evolution of fundamentals such as production and demand, and provides a brief outlook of market developments, prices and environmental performances.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all contributing experts in particular country data experts.