Energy Lab

Efficient and Sustainable Electricity Markets - Half-Day Seminar

Electricity markets are presently under transformation, due in part to the transition towards renewable energy sources. Renewables, like wind and sun, are to a large extent more variable and less predictable than traditional energy sources, and this creates a demand for more flexibility by other players in the market. The EU Winter Package proposes changes to the design of European wholesale and retail electricity markets, seeking to accommodate the increased share of intermittent renewables in an efficient manner, while at the same time providing a fair deal for consumers.

This seminar will discuss some of the challenges in designing efficient and sustainable electricity markets. The focus of the seminar is both on the national and European wholesale markets as well as local retail markets and distribution grids.

Date and location:

September 13, 11.30-15.45

NHH, Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Center

The event is open for all and free of charge, but registration is mandatory. Please register by using the following form.


Preliminary program:

11.30 - 12.15: Lunch and mingling 

12.15 - 12.45: Pricing and congestion management in coupled European wholesale markets - Mette Bjørndal, NHH

12.45 - 13.15: Abuse of competition law in pursuit of the single European electricity market - Christian Bergqvist, University of Copenhagen

13.15 - 13.45: Restructured Wholesale Electricity Markets: A New Design for a New Millennium - Benjamin Fram, NHH

13.45 - 14.15: Coffee Break

14.15 - 14.45: Can demand response help reduce future distribution grid investments? An economic study of peak shaving in the Norwegian distribution grid: SEMIAH pilot in Engene, Southern Norway - Stefan Funk & Jonathan Wood, NHH

14.45 - 15.15: Prosumers in Norway: with focus on solar energy - Ann-Mari Løberg Knudsen, BKK

15.15 - 15.45: Prosumers and distributed energy resources: New challenges for network tariffs - Jørgen Bjørndalen, DNV GL - Energy