Category Archives: Bi-annual Research Seminars

2016 EPRG Winter Seminar

EPRG is pleased to announce our successful 2016 Winter Seminar in partnership with NERA. On December 8, 2016 EPRG hosted delegates to a dinner at Newnham College, and on December 9, 2016 at Clare College for a full-day seminar. Programme SESSION 1 – THE ROLE OF CENTRAL PLANNING AND PROCUREMENT IN EFFICIENT ENERGY SYSTEMS Chair: George Anstey (NERA) Juha Teirilä… Read more

2005 EPRG Winter Seminar

Programme SESSION 1 – SECURITY OF SUPPLY – GAS Chair:  Michael Pollitt            Karsten Neuhoff – Spot trade or long term contracting – a strategic perspective Christian von Hirschhausen – Long term supply of gas – LNG vs. Russian gas? SESSION 2 – SYSTEM PERFORMANCE Chair:  Janusz Bialek Tooraj Jamasb – Energy technology learning curves Michael… Read more

2005 EPRG Spring Seminar

Programme SESSION 1 – TRANSMISSION Chair:  Michael Pollitt Richard Green – How much does it cost to get it wrong? David Newbery – Network pricing for distributed generation SESSION 2 – RENEWABLES Chair:    Denny Ellerman Paul Twomey – Non-CO2 benefits of renewables Karsten Neuhoff – System integration of wind SESSION 3 – MARKET DESIGN Chair:… Read more

2006 EPRG Winter Seminar

Programme SESSION – 1 – THE EUROPEAN EMISSIONS TRADING SCHEME Felix Matthes – Where are we? Michael Grubb – The wider picture Karsten Neuhoff – Improving investment framework for low Carbon technologies SESSION 2 – MARKET DESIGN FOR LOW CARBON SYSTEMS Janusz Bialek – Why has it happened again? The European blackout of 4th November… Read more

2006 EPRG Spring Seminar

Programme SESSION 1 – SECURITY OF SUPPLY– OIL AND GAS Pierre Noel – Chinese Energy Security and its Implications Peter Davies – Gas Insecurity: A Figment of the Imagination? SESSION 2 – TECHNOLOGY AND CARBON REDUCTION David Reiner – Prospects for Carbon Capture and Storage Karsten Neuhoff – Economic and Policy Frameworks for Energy Technology Deployment… Read more

2007 EPRG Winter Seminar

Programme SESSION 1 – THE 20% RENEWABLE TARGET: IMPLICATIONS FOR ELECTRICITY SUPPLY Chair:  David Reiner, EPRG Mario Ragwitz (Frauenhofer) – Feasibility, cost and regional distribution Tera Allas (DBERR) – Increasing share of renewables and security of supply SESSION 2 – DELIVERING A LOW-CARBON ELECTRICITY SYSTEM Chair:  Tooraj Jamasb, EPRG Karsten Neuhoff (EPRG) –  Targets, prices and other policy instruments… Read more

2007 EPRG Spring Seminar

Programme Session 1 – REGULATION Chair:  Michael Pollitt  Stephen Littlechild (JBS)  Negotiated settlements in Canada Christian Growitsch  (WIK, Bad Honnef) – Network regulation in Germany Session 2 – NATURAL GAS AND SECURITY OF SUPPLY Chair:  David Reiner Nick Butler (JBS) Natural Gas Into Europe: Geopolitics and Security Risks Carlos Lapuerta (Brattle)  Security of gas supply in… Read more

2008 EPRG Winter Seminar

Programme SESSION 1 – INVESTMENT & THE CREDIT CRUNCH Chair: Bill Nuttall (EPRG, University of Cambridge) Jonathan Mirrlees-Black (Exane BNP-Paribas) Power generation Simon Taylor (JBS, University of Cambridge) Nuclear investment SESSION 2 – TECHNOLOGY TRANSFERS TO CHINA & INDIA Chair: Karsten Neuhoff (EPRG, University of Cambridge) David Reiner & Dabo Guan (EPRG, Cambridge) The scenarios… Read more

2008 EPRG Spring Seminar

Programme SESSION 1 — REGIONAL ASPECTS OF RENEWABLE DEPLOYMENT Chairman: Karsten Neuhoff (EPRG) Mark O’Malley (University College, Dublin) The All Ireland Grid Study T Boehme, J Taylor, R Wallace & J Bialek (University of Edinburgh) The Scottish renewable resource assessment and implications for the grid SESSION 2 — TRANSMISSION MANAGEMENT FOR INTERMITTENT POWER Chairman: Michael… Read more

2009 EPRG Winter Seminar

Programme SESSION 1 – COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL ENERGY CONSUMERS  Chair:  David Newbery (EPRG) Aoife Brophy Haney (EPRG) High Street retailers’ climate strategies Catherine Waddams (UEA) Social objectives and the market SESSION 2 – SECURITY OF SUPPLY  Chair:  Pierre Noël (EPRG) Kong Chyong Chi (EPRG) Bypassing Ukraine Ian Marlee (Ofgem) Risks to UK security of supply… Read more

2009 EPRG Spring Seminar

Programme SESSION 1 – RPI @ 20: THE FUTURE OF GB ELECTRICITY REGULATION  Chairman:  David Newbery Hannah Nixon (Ofgem) Ofgem’s first report and the way forward Michael Pollitt (EPRG) Implications of the Climate Change Act SESSION 2 – DELIVERING THE LOW-CARBON FUTURE  Chairman:  Michael Pollitt Malcolm Keay (OIES) The end of UK electricity liberalisation Michael… Read more

2010 EPRG Winter Seminar

Programme SESSION 1 – INVESTMENT  Chair:  Michael Pollitt (EPRG) Andreas Ehrenmann (GDF Suez) & Yves Smeers (UCLouvain) Capacity expansion Jostein Kristensen (Oxera) Investing in UK gas storage SESSION 2 – INTERNATIONAL GAS MARKETS Chair:  Pierre Noel (EPRG) Howard Rogers (OIES) The Atlantic LNG market Chi Kong Chyong (EPRG) European gas without Ukraine? SESSION 3 –… Read more

2010 EPRG Spring Seminar

Programme SESSION 1 – ENERGY DEMAND Chair:  Ben Hobbs (EPRG) Julian Allwood (Univ. of Cambridge) Energy and material efficiency Michael Pollitt (EPRG) Economics of energy demand SESSION 2 – UK POLICY AND POLITICS Chair:  Pierre Noel (EPRG) David Newbery (EPRG) Carbon tax versus low-carbon obligation Willy Rickett (formerly DECC) Reconciling politics and policy SESSION 3… Read more

2011 EPRG Winter Seminar

Programme SESSION 1 – EU V. MEMBER STATES: ISSUES IN POLICY-MAKING Chair: William Nuttall (EPRG) Daniel Radov (NERA) UK carbon price floor versus the ETS Pierre Noël (EPRG) Member States and the EU gas security Regulation SESSION 2 – RENEWABLES AND THE ELECTRICITY MARKET Chair: Michael Pollitt (EPRG) Graham Shuttleworth (NERA) Intermittency and generation investment… Read more

2011 EPRG Spring Semimar

Programme SESSION 1 – WHY SUPPORT RENEWABLES? Chair:  William Nuttall (EPRG) Boaz Moselle (FTI Consulting) Why support renewables? Michael Grubb (EPRG & CCC) Cost, benefits & policy SESSION 2 – SUPPORT SCHEME: WHAT WORKS AND AT WHAT COST?  Chair:  Michael Pollitt (EPRG) Jorge Padilla (Compass Lexecon & CEPR) The Spanish experience David Newbery (EPRG) From… Read more

2012 EPRG Winter Seminar

Programme SESSION 1 – BALANCING A LOW-CARBON ELECTRICITY SYSTEM Chair: David Newbery (EPRG) Goran Strbac (Imperial College) The 2050 balancing challenge Richard Druce (NERA) Balancing the System in 2050: Policy Challenges SESSION 2 – RESIDENTIAL DEMAND Chair: Michelle Baddeley (EPRG) George Anstey & Graham Shuttleworth (NERA) Economics of ECO Obligation Scott Kelly (EPRG) Household Energy… Read more

2012 EPRG Spring Seminar

Programme SESSION 1 –  SMART METERS AND ELECTRICITY MARKETS Chair:  David Newbery (EPRG) Th.-O. Léauthier (IDEI & Compass Lexecon) Is mandating smart meters smart? Colin Sausman (Ofgem) Smart meters, regulation and market development SESSION 2 – CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR AND PROTECTION                                    Chair:  Vicky Pryce (FTI Consulting) Philip Brutscher (EPRG) Why do people self-disconnect? Stephen Littlechild (EPRG)… Read more

2013 EPRG Spring Seminar

Programme SESSION 1 – TRANSMISSION PLANNING Chair:  Boaz Moselle (FTI Consulting / Compass Lexecon) Jason Mann (FTI) Transmission Investment and Regulation: a Third Way?  Michael Pollitt (EPRG) Does GB Need an Independent System Operator?    SESSION 2 – BALANCING AND CAPACITY MARKETS Chair:  David Newbery (EPRG) Dmitri Perekhodtsev(Compass Lexecon) A Kick to Generation Investment, through… Read more

2014 EPRG Winter Seminar

Programme SESSION 1: AUCTIONS IN ENERGY POLICY Chair: S. Gammons (NERA) D. Newbery & M. Grubb (EPRG) The Final Hurdle?: Security of supply, the Capacity Mechanism and the role of interconnectors Benjamin Chee (NERA) The U.S. Experience with Auctions in Energy Policy SESSION 2: ROUNDTABLE ON EU ENERGY POLICIES Chair: D. Radov (NERA) P. Dawson… Read more

2014 EPRG Spring Seminar

EPRG is pleased to announce our successful 2014 Spring Seminar with FTI Consulting and Compass Lexecon.  EPRG hosted delegates to a dinner at Churchill College on the 15th of May followed by a full-day seminar at Memorial Court, Clare College. Programme   SESSION 1 – CLIMATE POLICY, CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES SUPPORT AND THE EU 2030 TARGETS… Read more

2013 EPRG Winter Seminar

EPRG is pleased to announce our successful 2013 Winter Seminar with NERA Economic Consulting.  EPRG and NERA hosted delegates to a dinner at Christs College on the 12th of December followed by a full-day seminar at Memorial Court, Clare College. Programme   SESSION 1: AUCTIONS IN ENERGY POLICY Chair: David Newbery (EPRG) Michael Pollitt and Thomas… Read more