Category Archives: Spring Seminars

2022 EPRG Spring Seminar

EPRG is pleased to announce our successful 2022 Spring Seminar in partnership with Compass Lexecon. On May 5, 2022, EPRG hosted delegates to a dinner at Downing College, and on May 6, 2022, at Robinson College for a full-day seminar. The first day concluded with a keynote speech given by Dr. Simon Taylor.


6 MAY 2022


Chair: David Newbery (EPRG)

Fabien Roques (Compass Lexecon) Policy responses to the energy crisis

Kong Chyong (EPRG) Quo vadis Russian gas?



Chair: Robert Ritz (EPRG)

David Newbery (EPRG) The long- and short-run role for locational marginal prices for renewable electricity

Jason Mann (FTI) Approach to evaluating the benefits to GB customers of locational marginal pricing and some initial estimates

Mathilde Fajardy (EPRG) The value of lost load for British households in a decarbonised power sector



Chair: David Reiner (EPRG)

Joe Perkins (Compass Lexecon) 

Maureen Paul (Ofgem)

Rachel Fletcher (Octopus Energy)

Stephen Littlechild (EPRG) Discovery, Doubt, Delusion, Ducking, Destruction, Desperation, Diagnosis, Discipline, Disregarding, Direction and Decease?
Regulation and the evolution of the GB competitive retail energy  market  



Chair: Michael Pollitt (EPRG)

Charles Verhaeghe (Compass Lexecon) Using flexibility to optimise networks

James Hope (UK Power Networks) Adapting electricity distribution regulation for net zero


Concluding word – David Newbery (EPRG) and Fabien Roques (Compass Lexecon)


2019 EPRG Spring Seminar

EPRG is pleased to announce our successful 2019 Spring Seminar in partnership with FTI Consulting and Compass Lexecon Energy. On May 9, 2019 EPRG hosted delegates to dinner at Robinson College, and on May 10, 2019 for a full-day seminar at Clare College. Programme PANEL SESSION: CAPACITY MARKETS – LEGAL ISSUES AND PAN-EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE Chair:… Continue Reading

2018 EPRG Spring Seminar

EPRG is pleased to announce our successful 2018 Spring Seminar in partnership with FTI Consulting and Compass Lexecon. On May 10, 2018 EPRG hosted delegates to dinner at Westminster College, and on May 11, 2018 at Downing College for a full-day seminar. Programme SESSION 1 – THE ROLE OF GAS IN ENERGY TRANSITIONS Chair: Jason Mann (FTI-Compass Lexecon Energy) Jonathan Stern (OIES) Challenges to… Continue Reading

2015 EPRG Spring Seminar

EPRG is pleased to announce our successful 2015 Spring Seminar in partnership with FTI Consulting and Compass Lexecon. On June 4, 2015 EPRG hosted delegates to a dinner at Newnham College, and on June 5, 2015 at The Moller Centre for a full-day seminar.  Programme SESSION 1 – EU Energy Union – which way forward for the… Continue Reading

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:… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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)… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading