Category Archives: Winter Seminars

2020 EPRG Online Winter Seminar

EPRG is pleased to announce our successful 2020 Online Winter Seminar in partnership with FTI Consulting and Compass Lexecon. The event took place on 3 and 4 December 2020 and consisted of 4 sessions.


3 December 2020

SESSION 1 – Panel discussion: “Green Growth: Harnessing Economic Opportunities while Meeting Climate Policy Targets”

Chair: David Reiner (EPRG)

Daniel Wetzel (IEA)

Joe Perkins (FTI/CL)

Kamiar Mohaddes (EPRG/CJBS)

Alice Barrs (RWE)

SESSION 2 Net Zero and Challenges to the Current Electricity Market Design

Chair: Alaric Marsden (FTI/CL)

Jason Mann (FTI/CL) Global trends in electricity market design

Ben Hobbs (CAISO & JHU) Future electricity market design: a perspective from US & CAISO

Kayte O’Neill (NG ESO) Net zero and the future of wholesale electricity market in GB

4 December 2020

SESSION 3 Evolution in Carbon Markets and Pricing

Chair: Robert Ritz (EPRG)

Fabien Roques (FTI/CL) Carbon pricing policies to drive Europe’s decarbonisation

Michael Pollitt (EPRG) Should the EU ETS be extended to heat and transport

SESSION 4 The Role of Renewables in Delivering Net Zero

Chair: David Sanders (FTI/CL)

Vassilis Charitopoulos (EPRG & UCL) on the role of wind energy in deep decarbonization pathways

Martina Lindovska (FTI/CL) Models for hybrid assets combining offshore wind and interconnectors

2019 EPRG Winter Seminar

EPRG is pleased to announce our successful 2019 Winter Seminar. On December 12, 2019 EPRG hosted delegates to dinner at Christ’s College, and on December 13, 2019 for a full-day seminar at The Møller Center, Churchill College. PROGRAMME SESSION 1 – WHY DO WE HAVE BLACKOUTS? LESSONS FROM AUSTRALIA, GB AND CALIFORNIA Chair: David Newbery… Continue Reading

2018 EPRG Winter Seminar

EPRG is pleased to announce our successful 2018 Winter Seminar. On December 6, 2018 EPRG hosted delegates to dinner at Newnham College, and on December 7, 2018 for a full-day seminar at the same college. Programme SESSION 1 – GETTING MARKET DESIGN RIGHT Chair: Karim Anaya (EPRG) Paul Simshauser (Griffith Business School) What went wrong with Australia’s National Electricity Market? The… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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 –… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading