Electricity Distribution Networks in the Decentralisation Era: Rethinking Economics and Regulation
Date: 31 May 2022
Time: 13.00hrs UK time
The rise of renewable and distributed energy sources has resulted in a fundamental change in the way in which electricity is traditionally produced, distributed, and sold. Centralised power generation is increasingly giving way to a decentralised paradigm as new technologies continue to allow for different forms of electricity generation, storage, distribution, and trade. Are traditional approaches to the economics, regulation and operation of electricity networks still relevant? How should distribution networks deal with increases in demand and generation variability as distributed energy resources grow and electrification of transport and heat increases?
In this webinar co-authors Rahmat Poudineh, Christine Brandstätt and Farhad Billimoria will discuss the insights from their recent book “Electricity Distribution Networks in the Decentralisation Era: Rethinking Economics and Regulation”.
The authors will be joined by Michael Pollitt, Professor of Business Economics, at the University of Cambridge and Pierluigi Mancarella, Professor of Electrical Power Systems at University of Melbourne, to debate some of the key issues which electricity distribution networks are facing as their operating environment change with the rise of the decentralisation paradigm. James Henderson, Director, Energy Transition Research Initiative Oxford Institute for Energy Studies will be chairing the session.
Rahmat Poudineh, Senior Research Fellow and Director of Research, Electricity Research Progarmme, Oxford Institute of Energy Studies.
Christine Brandstätt, Visiting Research Fellow, Oxford Institute of Energy Studies and Assistant Professor, Copenhagen School of Energy Infrastructure at Copenhagen Business School.
Farhad Billimoria Visiting Research Fellow, Oxford Institute of Energy Studies, and researcher on electricity market design at the Energy & Power Group, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford.
Michael Pollitt: Professor of Business Economics at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School
Pierluigi Mancarella: Chair& Professor of Electrical Power Systems at the University of Melbourne, Australia
James Henderson, Director, Energy Transition Research Initiative and Chairman of the Gas Research Programme,Oxford Institute for Energy Studies
For more information please contact Kate Teasdale