The OIES Electricity Research Programme was established in 2015. The Programme seeks to inform public and private sector decision-making by improving understanding of the electricity supply chain. The Programme studies the role of public policy, regulation, and markets to support the energy transition, along with implications for end-users, companies and their business strategies.
The Programme’s analysis of the wider implications of electricity sector developments on the energy transition is strengthened by the Institute’s expertise in fossil fuel markets and energy policies across the world. Programme research examines these three main research themes and issues as they apply to different regions; past research has included Europe, Latin America, the US, Africa, non-OECD Asia and the MENA.
The Programme’s research is disseminated via dedicated research Papers, Insights and Comments published by OIES researchers and external contributing expert authors, as well as Podcasts on topical issues relating to the electricity industry.
The Programme holds an annual research meeting with Sponsors, and an annual Electricity Day, at which topical themes and new ideas are debated by an invited group of experts, OIES researchers and programme Sponsors.
The Electricity Programme also contributes to joint workshops with the Institute’s other two research programmes, based on synergies between research themes.
The Programme welcomes expressions of research interest from academics, researchers and experts; please write to Rahmat Poudineh for further information.
The Programme organises a series of high-level events and meetings every year to discuss its research in relation to topical policy issues. For information on these and on joining the Programme’s group of Sponsors, please contact Rahmat Poudineh.
The Programme is grateful to its existing Sponsors for their support, without which its research would not be possible.
Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (Norway)
Swedish Energy Agency
In this latest OIES podcast James Henderson talks with Mike Fulwood, Jack Sharples and David Robinson about the latest news on the flow of Russian gas to Europe and the increasing moves by the EU and national governments to prepare for the winter months and reduce the energy price impact on consumers. The first topic […]
The European energy price crisis that began with rising gas and electricity prices in 2021 turned into a security of fossil-fuel supply crisis following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The combined price and security crises add urgency to the climate crisis that has to date been the primary motivator for the energy transition. The European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom […]
In this podcast, Malcolm Keay and David Robinson, Senior Research Fellows of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, discuss with David Ledesma two issues central to the energy transition: the need for fundamental structural reform of electricity markets and new approaches to energy networks. They explain how the penetration of intermittent renewables has changed the […]
Energy systems are undergoing radical changes as part of their modernisation process worldwide. For instance, the increased levels of penetration of distributed energy resources (DERs) such as distributed generation, electric vehicles, demand response and storage devices transform distribution systems from energy supply to energy production/supply points and pave the way to a more decentralised power […]
Technological innovation and ongoing decarbonization are introducing new energy conversion technologies into energy systems. Decentralization furthermore enables new supply paths. These new and alternative conversion options and supply paths foster substitutability between energy vectors and thus potentially raise competition between different network infrastructures. In a net-zero future, the demand for vehicle fuel, for example, can […]
The aim of this research is to explore and understand the impact that Energy Communities (ECs) could have on reducing system costs and emissions. To this end, possible business models will be analysed, starting with their cost structure and possible sources of revenue.
New OIES Podcast - COP27 Podcast Series 1: The key issues and challenges for COP27 - https://t.co/PZPRaHiwVb https://t.co/6Q1rQm4sJY
New OIES Energy Comment - Europe’s Infrastructure and Supply Crisis - https://t.co/9Bv7qJDyC6 https://t.co/hSLnPJSmTo
New OIES Podcast - Impact of Russia-Ukraine War on Energy Markets Series – 19 - https://t.co/0FcvKHb9Xy https://t.co/8JM0x5VEtQ
New OIES Podcast - Global trade of hydrogen: what is the best way to transfer hydrogen over long distances? -… https://t.co/f2RXSyDv38