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When: 29 August 2019

Where: School of Economics and Businesss, University of Ljubljana

Application closes: 5 August 2019

Price: EUR 150 (coffee breaks and lunch included in the price)

Electronic version of the slides for lectures will be made available for participants.

LECTURER: The seminar will be given by Richard Green external Professor of Sustainable Energy Business at the Imperial College Business School in the United Kingdom.

GOAL: The aim of this post-conference seminar is to give participants an overview of key economic and policy issues surrounding the transition to low-carbon electricity in market-based systems.


09:00 – 10:30 Lecture 1: Fundamentals of electricity

What do you need to know about the workings of the electricity industry in order to understand the challenges we face in decarbonising the power system?  This session concentrates on how economic costs can be minimised subject to the technical constraints imposed by the need to meet demand at all times without overloading the grid

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 – 12:30 Lecture 2: Electricity markets

How should the electricity industry be organised, and if a liberalised market is introduced, what rules should it have?  This session will cover optimal prices for power, how to pay for capacity, and different ways of pricing transmission constraints.  It will discuss the difference between “US” and “European” market designs, and how the operating constraints faced by power stations can affect electricity prices.

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 15:00 Lecture 3: Renewables and storage

Wind turbines and solar PV panels are becoming dramatically cheaper, but how does the intermittent nature of their output affect their value to the power system?  Electricity storage has the potential to absorb surplus energy and release it later – how far can this help system operators to manage the variable output from renewable generators?

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break

15:30 – 17:00 Lecture 4: Emissions savings

How much have renewable generators already reduced our carbon emissions, and how should we measure this?
The sessions will set out the economic theory underlying these issues with a “tutorial” approach, but will also present a number of recent research papers that explore these issues. 

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* Please note that the seminar programme and schedule is subject to change