The Electricity Research Programme focuses on fundamental issues including re-design of electricity markets to integrate zero marginal cost renewables, regulation of electricity networks to accommodate variable supply/demand and incentivizing efficient investment and identifying conditions for efficient growth of distributed energy resources (DERs), activating demand side flexibility and consumer participation in the electricity market.
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
This insight seeks to conceptualize the interactions between the energy transition and the digital transition in the electricity sector. Overall, the digital transition will lead to a more efficient and flexible electricity sector, but will require careful consideration of its implications for the industry structure and pricing mechanisms. Digital technologies can also enable new energy […]
OIES hosted a webinar in which research fellows debated the possibility of price caps on European wholesale gas prices and their likely impact, discussed the possibility negotiations with gas suppliers to Europe (both pipeline and LNG) to moderate prices and also likely EU response to a complete curtailment of Russian gas supply in the next […]
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 Power sector in Pakistan is currently facing severe problems in the form of rising electricity prices and mounting circular debt. One of the major reasons is the underutilization of take-or-pay contract power plants that incur huge capacity payments. The share of capacity charge in the final consumer tariff has increased from 18% in 2015 […]
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 […]