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 Anupama Sen.
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 podcast David Ledesma discusses with Christine Brandstätt and Rahmat Poudineh the potential for market-based allocation and differentiation of access rights to network capacity in electricity distribution grids. Traditionally most electricity distribution systems have been allocating network capacity universally and employing listed prices to finance existing capacity along with regulatory planning based on expert […]
Traditionally, distribution networks were dimensioned to handle demand peaks which were driven by demand for heating in the winter and cooling in the summer. However, with the current decarbonisation strategy based on electrification, the distribution network infrastructure will have to evolve with increasing electricity demand from other sectors and with stronger emphasis on volatility and […]
In this OIES Energy Podcast, Anupama Sen (OIES) and Carlo Napoli (Enel Foundation) discuss with David Ledesma the key messages from their recent publication “Beyond Energy: Incentivising Decarbonization through the Circular Economy”. The authors discuss why the hitherto predominant approach to decarbonization – focusing on adding renewables in power generation and improving energy use efficiency […]
CCUS has been under discussion for over twenty years as a way of combating climate change but progress to date has been limited. However, there has recently been a significant renewal of interest in the technology in the light of the adoption of net zero emissions targets, along with a new emphasis – not just on […]
The need to coordinate infrastructure from different sectors, i.e. to establish a system-wide energy polygrid, becomes increasingly pronounced by the European policy makers due to the expected role of hydrogen in a climate-neutral economy. This project evaluates the ability of governance-, regulation- and market-based cross-sectoral coordination mechanisms, that are presented in the proposals of European […]
This report introduces European legislation on energy communities and then analyzes Spain’s progress in implementing the legislation. Following the introduction, the report offers an economic framework for assessing the degree to which national legislation on energy communities aligns the incentives of the energy community with the interests of the electricity system and all consumers. In […]
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Dr Katja Yafimava, Senior Research Fellow at OIES, was interviewed by @BloombergTV on Russian gas exports strategy,… https://t.co/eG91QPy0O7