Electricity distribution networks in the decentralisation era: re-thinking economics and regulation
In this webinar co-authors Rahmat Poudineh, Christine Brandstätt and Farhad Billimoria discuss the key insights from their recent book, “Electricity distribution networks in the decentralisation era: re-thinking economics and regulation”. They are joined by two eminent discussants: Professor Pierluigi Mancarella, University of Melbourne, and Professor Michael Pollitt, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge.
The book investigates some of the key issues affecting electricity distribution grids in the era of decentralisation. These include emergent models of operation and co-ordination of DERs, design of regulated charges for network access, introducing differentiated and tradable network access rights, designing local markets for flexibility services, examining the ways which decentralisation fits within the broader context of energy systems integration, rethinking the unbundling model of distribution grids, and finally revisiting economic regulation of distribution networks. The book provides a short but broad and widely accessible analysis of these issues and will be of interest to students, academics, policymakers, industry experts, and interested readers.