Market integration, technical innovation, corporate dynamics, and increasingly ambitious climate and environmental targets are drivers of an evolving energy system, both in Germany and Europe as well as in the U.S., and world-wide. Storage technologies and sector coupling are progressing, and market design is facing new challenges between more competition and the need to assure a coherent sector design, both nationally and across borders.
The 3rd Berlin Conference on Energy and Electricity Economics (BELEC) addressed these topics for a lower-carbon energy future. To this end, it brought together cutting-edge academic research and policy analyses on the economics of energy markets from the perspectives of academics, utilities, and policymakers. It aimed at a deeper understanding and exchange of ideas and perspectives on the various sectors, including theoretical approaches as well as policy and case studies.
Christoph Weber (University of Duisburg-Essen): (Intraday) market design in a renewables-based electricity sector
Philippe Vassilopoulos (EPEX Spot Paris): Auctions to complement continuous intraday trading: empirical evidence from the PX
Karsten Neuhoff (DIW Berlin): Auctions for Intraday Trading
Endre Bjørndal (NHH Norwegian School of Economics): Learning and adaptation under incentive regulation: a survey of Norwegian electricity distribution companies
Juan Rosellón (CIDE, DIW Berlin, Universidad Panamericana): The convergence of simple regulatory incentive mechanisms for electricity transmission
Policy Keynote Kathrin Goldammer (Reiner Lemoine Institute): Pro-sum-age: technological and economic perspectives
Sebastian Schwenen (TU Munich): Renewable energy and the pricing of electricity futures
Harry van der Weijde (The University of Edinburgh): Modelling local and firm-level impacts of (renewable) energy policies - and why we need more of it
Sauleh Siddiqui (Johns Hopkins University): Determining energy and climate market policy using multi-objective programs with equilibrium constraints
Lissy Langer (TU Berlin): The global crude oil market in a low-carbon world – A partial equilibrium modeling approach
Roman Mendelevitch (HU Berlin, DIW Berlin): Testing supply-side climate policies for the global steam coal market – can they curb coal consumption?
Matthias Deutsch (Agora Energiewende): Self-consumption with solar power systems