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 order to enable cost-effective renewable energy integration and realize decarbonization targets, the power system requires the efficient utilization of resources on both sides of the market and not just on the supply side. This paper aims to deconstruct the complexity of electricity market design in light of the growing importance of decentralized flexibility and related current developments. The […]
Electrification rates in low-income countries have faced steady improvements in the last few decades, with impressive technological advances having been made in both grid and off-grid electricity supply channels. Nonetheless, the persistent demand- and supply-side challenges of electricity access and reliability, predominantly in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, reduce the feasibility of universal electricity access by […]
The deployment of auctions in electricity systems has been spreading rapidly in many countries across the world to the extent that it may be regarded as normal practice in some contexts – such as the procurement of new conventional generation capacity and renewable energy sources – and that further extensions into other areas – like […]
With new consumer-bound technologies in distribution grids, the question emerges how to manage distributed loads and capture the potential to optimize utilization and sizing of the grid. Network charges signal network cost to users, but currently mainly serve to finance the infrastructure. The challenge is to guide network users via incentives. The aim of this […]
In the current conditions of constantly growing energy demand, the transition of national energy systems from fossil fuels to electricity is generally viewed as one of the crucial steps towards mitigating climate change through reducing carbon emissions. However, at the current stage of technological development, overall electrification is fraught with difficulties related to the limited […]
The purpose of this paper is to provide an economic analysis of the technology development patterns in the European solar power sector. The three classic Schumpeterian steps of technological development, invention, innovation and diffusion, are brought together to give a non-linear picture of technological development. An emphasis on public policy is presented in the paper […]
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