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
This paper analyses whether ammonia can be viewed as an economically efficient and technologically suitable solution that can address the challenge of large-scale, long-duration, transportable energy storage in the decarbonized energy systems of the future. It compares all types of currently available energy storage techniques and shows that ammonia and hydrogen are the two most […]
In this podcast, David Ledesma talks to Malcolm Keay and David Robinson who discuss their new OIES paper on recent “glimpses” of what the future electricity system may bring, notably the rise of intermittent solar PV and wind energy as a share of total electricity generation. They reflect on these glimpses – which were visible […]
Energy transition is driven by policies that require investment in long-term undertakings such as energy infrastructures and/or the pricing of environmental externalities such as carbon emissions. The efficiency of such policies, in terms of resource allocation, is usually evaluated through cost–benefit analysis (CBA). As benefits and costs extend over long time horizons, they are converted […]
The modern grid relies upon a range of critical system-wide and local services to manage power system security. Particular local services, such as system strength and voltage control, are increasingly in shortage as the grid shifts towards more variable and inverter-based sources. From an economic perspective, these services could be viewed as common-pool resources and […]
This paper contains a macroeconomic assessment of flexibility provision to integrate large shares of variable renewable energy sources into a power system. In particular, macroeconomic implications of investments in power transmission and distribution grid infrastructure in Germany are assessed. Modifications and restructuring of the German power system are aiming at sustainability, security of supply and […]
As mature renewable energy sources such as solar photovoltaics and onshore wind have evolved from a high-cost to an ultra-low-cost energy resource, the government subsidies for them are being removed. This means these technologies can no longer rely on a guaranteed stream of revenue with the government as the counter-party to their long term contracts. […]
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