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
The retail electricity market, as the key link between end users and the wider electricity system, play a significant role throughout the power sector. This paper argues that the reference design of the retail market in the post liberalization era has not only failed to achieve its original objectives but has also proved to be […]
The electricity consumer is critical to the success of decarbonization. Yet, the economic signals that consumers receive in many countries are likely to discourage efficient decisions and could slow decarbonization or unnecessarily raise the costs. This Insight emphasizes the importance of encouraging only efficient consumer decisions, in particular with respect to investment and use of […]
The Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES) Electricity Programme held its third Annual Electricity Day on 14 June 2019 at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, for OIES Electricity Programme Sponsors and invited guests. The context for the day was the central role of the electricity sector in the decarbonization of an economy, its links with the […]
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 […]
Central Asian Gas: prospects for the 2020s https://t.co/7KHQPikYxx
New OIES paper analyses China’s Natural Gas Development Report (NGDR) which reviews recent developments in the coun… https://t.co/YRM3fJNNxT
Decarbonisation of heat in Europe: implications for natural gas demand https://t.co/bnWnCyubvF
Future of Petroleum in Lebanon: Energy, Politics and Economic Growth https://t.co/75ZpTs8WFA