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EP 66

Tooraj Jamasb, Michael Pollitt Electricity Market Reform in the European Union: Review of Progress towards Liberalisation and Integration EP 66  | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: The energy market liberalisation process in Europe is increasingly focused on electricity market integration and related cross border issues. This signals that the liberalisation of national electricity markets is… Continue Reading

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EP 47

Torraj Jamasb, Raffaella Mota, David Newbery, Michael Pollitt Electricity Sector Reform in Developing Countries: A Survey of Empirical Evidence on Determinants and Performance EP 47  | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: This paper reviews the empirical evidence on electricity reform in developing countries. We find that country institutions andsector governance play an important role in… Continue Reading

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EP 46

Torraj Jamasb, David Newbery, Michael Pollitt Core Indicators for Determinants and Performance of Electricity Sector in Developing Countries EP 46 | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: Since the early 1990s, substantial resources and effort have been spent on implementing market-oriented electricity reform in developing countries. Important sectoral, economic, and social dimensions are involved in electricity… Continue Reading

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EP 35

D Giannakis, Tooraj Jamasb, Michael Pollitt Benchmarking and Incentive Regulation of Quality of Service: an Application to the UK Electricity Distribution Utilities EP 35  | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: Quality of service has emerged as an important issue in post-reform regulation of electricity distribution networks. Regulators have employed partial incentive schemes to promote cost… Continue Reading

EPRG 0512

Tooraj Jamasb, William Nuttall, Michael Pollitt New Electricity Technologies for a Sustainable Future EPRG 0512  | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: There is a growing concern over our reliance on conventional electricity sources and their long-term environmental, climate change, and security of supply implications, and much hope is vested in the ability of future technological… Continue Reading

EPRG 0507

Tooraj Jamasb, Karsten Neuhoff, David Newbery, Michael Pollitt Long-term Framework for Electricity Distribution Access Charges EPRG 0507  | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: In order to achieve overall economic efficiency, incentive regulation of electricity distribution utilities must address two important and inter-related issues. First, the utilities’ allowed revenues need to be set at correct levels.… Continue Reading

EPRG 0608

Tooraj Jamasb Technical Change Theory and Learning Curves: Patterns of Progress in Energy Technologies EPRG 0608 Non-Technical Summary | PDF Also published in: Jamasb, Tooraj. (2007) “Technical Change Theory and Learning Curves: Patterns of Progress in Electricity Generation Technologies”. Energy Journal, Vol. 28, No. 3. , pp. 51-71 Abstract: Better understanding of the role of… Continue Reading

EPRG 0723

Tooraj Jamasb, Jonathan Koehler Learning Curves for Energy Technology and Policy Analysis: A Critical Assessment EPRG 0723 Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: In this paper, which forms a chapter in the forthcoming Book “Delivering a Low Carbon Electricity System: Technologies, Economics and Policy”†, Jamasb and Kohler revisit the literature on learning curves and their application… Continue Reading

EPRG 0718

Tooraj Jamasb, Michael Pollitt Reference Models and Incentive Regulation of Electricity Distribution Networks: An Evaluation of Sweden’s Network Performance Assessment Model (NPAM) EPRG 0718 Non-Technical Summary | PDF Also published in: Jamasb, T & Pollitt, M (2007) “Reference Models and Incentive Regulation of Electricity Distribution Networks : An Evaluation of Sweden’s Network Performance Assessment Model… Continue Reading

EPRG 0713

William Yu, Tooraj Jamasb, Michael Pollitt Incorporating the Price of Quality in Efficiency Analysis: the Case of Electricity Distribution Regulation in the UK EPRG 0713 Non-Technical Summary | PDF Also published in: Yu, W., Jamasb, T. and Pollitt, M. (2009), “Willingness-to-Pay for Quality of Service: An Application to Efficiency Analysis of the UK Electricity Distribution… Continue Reading

EPRG 0701

Tooraj Jamasb, Michael Pollitt Incentive Regulation of Electricity Distribution Networks: Lessons of Experience from Britain EPRG 0701 Non-Technical Summary | PDF Also published in: Jamasb, T. and Pollitt, M. (2007), “Incentive Regulation of Electricity Distribution Networks: Lessons of Experience from Britain”, Energy Policy 35(12) Abstract: This paper reviews the recent experience of the UK electricity… Continue Reading

EPRG 0827

William Yu, Tooraj Jamasb, Michael Pollitt Does Weather Explain the Cost and Quality? An Analysis of UK Electricity Distribution Companies EPRG 0827 Non-Technical Summary | PDF Also published in: Yu, W., Jamasb, T. and Pollitt, M. (2009), “Does Weather Explain the Cost and Quality Performance? An Analysis of UK Electricity Distribution Companies”, Energy Policy 37(11)… Continue Reading

EPRG 0502

Tooraj Jamasb, Michael Pollitt Deregulation and R&D in Network Industries: The Case of the Electricity Industry EPRG 0502  | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: Electricity reform has coincided with a significant decline in energy R&D activities. Technical progress is crucial for tackling many energy and environmental issues as well as for long-term efficiency improvement. This… Continue Reading

EP 19

Tooraj Jamasb, Paul Nillesen, Michael Pollitt Strategic Behaviour under Regulation Benchmarking EP 19  | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: Liberalisation of generation and supply activities in the electricity sectors is often followed by regulatory reform of distribution networks. In order to improve the efficiency of distribution utilities, some regulators have adopted incentive regulation schemes that… Continue Reading

EP 08

Tooraj Jamasb Reform and Regulation of the Electricity Sectors in Developing Countries EP 08  | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: The 1990s witnessed a worldwide trend toward electricity sector reforms in developed and developing economies. These reforms have generally been based on private participation, regulatory reform, and competition in the sector. This paper reviews and… Continue Reading

EP 03

Toru Hattori, Tooraj Jamasb, Michael G Pollitt A comparison of UK and Japanese electricity distribution performance 1985-1998: lessons for incentive regulation EP 03  | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: International comparisons can be used to study relative efficiency of decision-making units in an industry in a wider context. In particular, cross-country comparisons can, help regulators of… Continue Reading

EPRG 0806

Tooraj Jamasb, Michael Pollitt, Thomas Triebs Productivity and Efficiency of US Gas Transmission Companies: A European Regulatory Perspective EPRG 0806 Non-Technical Summary | PDF Also published in: Jamasb, T., Pollitt, M. and Triebs, T. (2008), “Productivity and Efficiency of US Gas Transmission Companies: A European Regulatory Perspective”, Energy Policy 36(9) Abstract: On both sides of the… Continue Reading

EPRG 0802

Tooraj Jamasb, Hande Kiamil, Rabindra Nepal Hot Issue and Burning Options in Waste Management: A Social Cost Benefit Analysis of Waste-to-Energy in the UK EPRG 0802 Non-Technical Summary | PDF Also published in: Jamasb, T; H. Kiamil & R. Nepal (2010) “Hot Issue and Burning Options in Waste Management : A Social Cost Benefit Analysis… Continue Reading

EPRG 0920

Christian Growitsch, Tooraj Jamasb, Christine Mueller, Matthias Wissner Quality of Supply in Energy Regulation Measurement, Assessment and Experience from Norway EPRG 0920 Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: In order to overcome the incentive of excessive maintenance reductions and insufficient network investments in incentive regulation of electricity distribution companies, regulators throughout Europe have started regulating quality… Continue Reading

EPRG 0906

Tooraj Jamasb and Magnus Söderberg Yardstick and Ex-Post Utility Regulation by Norm Model: Empirical Equivalence, Pricing Effect, and Performance in Sweden EPRG 0906 Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: Following the liberalisation of network industries there has been a number of innovations in incentive regulation. This paper examines the effects of the application of norm models… Continue Reading

EPRG 0903

Aoife Brophy Haney, Tooraj Jamasb and Michael G. Pollitt Smart Metering and Electricity Demand: Technology, Economics and International Experience EPRG 0903 Non-Technical Summary | PDF Also published in: Brophy Haney, A, Jamasb, T & Pollitt, M, “Smart Metering and Electricity Demand: Technology, Economics and International Experience”, TU Berlin Abstract: In recent years smart metering of electricity… Continue Reading

EPRG 1034

Aoife Brophy Haney, Tooraj Jamasb, Laura M. Platchkov, Michael G. Pollitt Demand-side Management Strategies and the Residential Sector: Lessons from International Experience EPRG 1034 | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: This paper explores demand side management (DSM) strategies, including both demand response and energy efficiency policies. The aim is to uncover what features might strengthen… Continue Reading

EPRG 1027

Tooraj Jamasb, Luis Orea and Michael G. Pollitt Estimating Marginal Cost of Quality Improvements: The Case of the UK Electricity Distribution Companies EPRG 1027 | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: The main aim of this paper is to develop an econometric approach to estimation of marginal costs of improving quality of service. We implement this… Continue Reading

EPRG 1025

Christian Growitsch, Tooraj Jamasb, and Heike Wetzel Efficiency Effects of Quality of Service and Environmental Factors: Experience from Norwegian Electricity Distribution EPRG 1025 | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Also published in: Growitsch, C, Jamasb, T &  Wetzel, H (2012) “Efficiency effects of observed and unobserved heterogeneity: Evidence from Norwegian electricity distribution networks”. Energy Economics Volume… Continue Reading

EPRG 1020

Tooraj Jamasb, Luis Orea, Michael G. Pollitt Weather Factors and Performance of Network Utilities: A Methodology and Application to Electricity Distribution EPRG 1020 | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: Incentive regulation and efficiency analysis of network utilities often need to take the effect of important external factors, such as the weather conditions, into account. This… Continue Reading

EPRG 1003

Tooraj Jamasb and Helena Meier Household Energy Expenditure and Income Groups: Evidence from Great Britain EPRG 1003 | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: Household energy use is increasingly important in the context of fuel poverty and the equity debate as well as in relation to energy saving and efficiency policies. We first explore the link… Continue Reading

EPRG 1001

Anupama Sen and Tooraj Jamasb The Economic Effects of Electricity Deregulation: An Empirical Analysis of Indian States EPRG 1001 | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: As developing countries seek to improve their economic prospects, electricity reform has been widely viewed as a central part of this effort. While the focus of most research to date… Continue Reading

EPRG 1121

Rabindra Nepal and Tooraj Jamasb Market Integration, Efficiency, and Interconnectors: The Irish Single Electricity Market EPRG 1121  | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: Interconnections can be an effective way to increase competition in wholesale electricity markets in particular for smaller markets with few actors. This paper quantitatively examines the potentials for interconnections in the Irish… Continue Reading

EPRG 1114

Rabindra Nepal and Tooraj Jamasb Reforming Small Power Systems Under Political Volatility: The Case of Nepal EPRG 1114  | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: This paper assesses the electricity sector reforms across small power systems while citing Nepal as an example. The on-going political instability and increasing electricity demand make power sector reform in Nepal… Continue Reading

EPRG 1109

Rabindra Nepal and Tooraj Jamasb Reforming the Power Sector in Transition: Do Institutions Matter? EPRG 1109 | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: This paper quantitatively explores high-level links between power sector reforms and wider institutional reforms in the economy for a set of 27 diverse countries in rapid political and economic transition since 1990. Panel-data econometrics… Continue Reading

EPRG 1104

Tooraj Jamasb and Cristiano Marantes Electricity Distribution Networks: Investment and Regulation, and Uncertain Demand EPRG 1104 | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: Electricity distribution networks are capital intensive systems and timely investments are crucial for long-term reliability of their service. In coming years, in the UK, and elsewhere in Europe, many networks are in need of… Continue Reading

EPRG 1101

Tooraj Jamasb and Helena Meier Energy Spending and Vulnerable Households EPRG 1101  | Non-Technical Summary | PDF Abstract: A sustainable energy policy needs to balance between the reduction of carbon emissions and protection of vulnerable households and avoid a widening of the existing “energy gap” among the consumers. This study investigates energy spending for different… Continue Reading

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