13. Oktober 2016


BELEC 2016
Towards a Lower Carbon Energy System in Germany, Europe, and world-wide - Market Design, Technologies, and Business Models


13. Oktober 2016


Schumpeter Hall
Mohrenstr. 58
10117 Berlin

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.


Academic Keynote Ross Baldick (The University of Texas at Austin): Wind variability and impact on markets

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