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Report July 2, 2020

Clean, affordable and reliable: Getting Spain’s power system transformation right

By Christos Kolokathis

Spain has set some of the most ambitious renewable energy targets in Europe. The country is planning to double the share of renewables in its electricity mix from roughly 37% in 2015 to 74% in 2030, with solar and wind power leading the way towards those targets. But a question remains: How can Spain reap the full benefits of the energy transition while ‘keepin...

Market Design, Reliability, Renewable Energy Policies Download View Summary
Policy Brief

Response to ENTSO-E public consultation on cross-border participation in capacity mechanisms

By Christos Kolokathis, Philip Baker

At the end of January 2020, the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity, ENTSO-E, opened a public consultation to solicit comments on its proposed methodologies associated with cross-border participation in capacity mechanisms. ENTSO-E is developing the methodologies in response to the requirement set out in the EU regulation on the inte...

Energy Resource Planning, Market Design, Reliability, Role of Regulatory Institutions Download View Summary
Policy Brief February 27, 2020

ENTSO-E public consultation on ERAA: Response to questions

By Christos Kolokathis

In December 2019, the European Network of Transmission System operators for Electricity, ENTSO-E, asked stakeholders to comment on the organisation’s proposal for a Methodology for a European Resource Adequacy Assessment (ERAA). The purpose of the ERAA is to assess the risks to a secure supply of electricity over the next 10 years. These public comments were ...

Demand Response, Energy Efficiency and Demand Response, Power Markets and Reliability Download View Summary
Report January 16, 2020

Opzioni di riforma del mercato per un sistema energetico affidabile, efficiente e a emissioni zero in Italia

By Christos Kolokathis, Michael Hogan

Nella recente proposta di Piano nazionale integrato per l’energia e il clima, l'Italia ha fissato degli obiettivi ambiziosi per aumentare le quote di energie rinnovabili e si è impegnata a chiudere tutte le centrali a carbone entro il 2025. In seguito a tali sviluppi, alle preoccupazioni sulla sostenibilità economica delle centrali elettriche e alla generale ...

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Transport sector transformation: Integrating electric vehicles into Turkey’s distribution grids

By Değer Saygin, Osman Bülent Tör, Saeed Teimourzadeh, Mehmet Koç, Julia Hildermeier, Christos Kolokathis

With global electric vehicle (EV) sales on the rise, policymakers around the world are accelerating efforts to facilitate development of the necessary charging infrastructure and to integrate EVs into the power system at least cost. Turkey is just starting down this path, with around 1,000 electric vehicles on the road. However, as the population grows and car ow...

Distribution Resource Planning, Electric Vehicles Download View Summary
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Market reform options for a reliable, cost-efficient and decarbonised Italian power system

By Christos Kolokathis, Michael Hogan

In its recent draft National Energy and Climate Plan, Italy set ambitious targets for increasing the share of variable renewable energy and committed to closing all coal plants by 2025. These developments, coupled with concerns about the economic viability of power plants and the ability to “keep the lights on,” resulted in the government introducing a capaci...

Demand Response, Energy Resource Planning, Market Design, Reliability Download View Summary
Presentation July 3, 2019

Accelerating the benefits of electric vehicle integration

By Julia Hildermeier, Christos Kolokathis

As the number of electric vehicles on European roads grows, policymakers can unlock extensive value for all consumers, the grid and the environment — provided we integrate EVs strategically into the power system. The time is right for new cross-sectoral policies for e-mobility to accelerate the transition to cleaner transport and energy at least cost. In a w...

Electric Vehicles, Pricing and Rate Design Download View Summary
July319
Webinar (video)

Accelerating the benefits of electric vehicle integration

By 2030, approximately 10 million battery electric vehicles and 18 million plug-in hybrids are expected to be on European roads. As the number of electric vehicles grows, policymakers can unlock extensive value for all consumers, the grid and the environment — provided we integrate EVs strategically into the power system. The time is right for...