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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: Michael Pollitt (EPRG)

S. Bell (Tempus Energy)

M. Grubb (University College London)

M. Duffield (National Grid Ventures)

D. Buschle (Energy Community Secretariat & College of Europe)

SESSION 2 – STRENGTHENING CARBON POLICY

Chair: David Reiner (EPRG)

F. Roques (FTI/CL) Prospects for carbon pricing in Europe – potential effects of a coordinated carbon price floor

R. Ritz (EPRG) Understanding overlapping climate policies

SESSION 3 – DIGITALIZATION AND MARKET DESIGN

Chair: Alaric Marsden (FTI/CL)

J. Mann (FTI/CL) The impact of block chain and P2P trading on market design for local energy systems

M. Pollitt (EPRG) & S. Georgiopoulos (UKPN) The impact of new technologies on electricity network operators

SESSION 4 – INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON ENERGY POLICIES AND REGULATIONS

Chair: Fabien Roques (FTI/CL)

M. Lindovska (FTI/CL) a perspective on US and Australia

A. Philpott (Auckland University) a perspective on New Zealand

A. Ehrenmann (Tractebel Engie) a perspective on Continental Europe

L. Dale (National Grid) a perspective on GB and China

Presentation “Volatility, Macroeconomic Policy and Institutions in Resource-Rich Economies” by K. Mohaddes

Kamiar Mohaddes gave a presentation “Volatility, Macroeconomic Policy and Institutions in Resource-Rich Economies” at the Workshop on Macroeconomic Stability and Diversification in Oil-based Economies organized by King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), in Riyadh on 16 April 2019 | PDF   Continue Reading

Report “Savings available in the retail energy market and the Overall Customer Service score” by S. Littlechild

In his recent report Stephen Littlechild finds that some of the savings apparently available in the retail energy market are questionable, and suggests the calculation of an Overall Customer Service score to inform customers who are considering changing supplier | PDF Continue Reading

Podcast “A ‘tough sell’: why it is so difficult to address climate change on a global scale” by M. Pollitt and D. Reiner

Michael Pollitt and David Reiner recorded a podcast  “A ‘tough sell’: why it is so difficult to address climate change on a global scale” as part of the “Cambridge Judge Business School Debate” series. This podcast focuses on energy policy – the nature of the challenges, the difficulty in addressing climate change, and a few… Continue Reading

S. Littlechild latest submission to CMA

Stephen Littlechild has responded to the CMA’s invitation to comment on its proposed review of the Prepayment Charges Restriction Order 2016. In his response “Providing for a transition back to a competitive retail energy market” he suggests that the CMA phase out the prepayment meter tariff cap by December 2020 rather than leave a “cliff… Continue Reading

Report “Productivity growth in electricity and gas networks since 1990” by V. Ajayi, K. Anaya and M. Pollitt

Victor Ajayi, Karim Anaya and Michael Pollitt wrote a report “Productivity growth in electricity and gas networks since 1990” for the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem), as part of the RIIO-2 consultation. It was published on 17 December 2018. You can read the report here  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

Presentation “Volatility and Macroeconomic Policy in the Middle East & North Africa Region” by K. Mohaddes

Kamiar Mohaddes gave a presentation “Volatility and Macroeconomic Policy in the Middle East & North Africa Region” at the Symposium on “The World Economic Outlook: Implications for Kuwait and the MENA Region” hosted by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Middle East Center for Economics and Finance (CEF) and the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD)… Continue Reading

Report “Is there competition below the PPM tariff cap? What are the implications for policy?” by S. Littlechild

Stephen Littlechild wrote a report “Is there competition below the PPM tariff cap? What are the implications for policy?” This paper finds that the range of tariff offers that are widely available and significantly below the Prepayment Meter tariff cap is much less than first appears. It suggests various implications for policy relating to accuracy of information, setting… Continue Reading

Presentation “Pass-through, profits and the political economy of regulation” by R. Ritz

Robert Ritz gave seminar presentation on “Pass-through, profits and the political economy of regulation” at Yale University, USA on 12 September 2018 He also presented “Pass-through, profits and the political economy of regulation” at Resources for the Future Seminar in Washington DC, USA on 17 September 2018 The slides for both presentations can be found here Continue Reading

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