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Smart charging puts the pedal to the metal on emobility (Webinar)

Smart charging represents the intersection where decarbonising power and electrifying transport meet. It is a crucial building block for a sustainable energy system to power electric cars through solar and wind energy. Encouraging consumers to shift electric vehicle charging to hours when the power system is not under stress generates benefits for the grid, the...

Policy Brief

Sea breeze: Measures to ensure a collaborative and cost-efficient future for offshore wind in Europe

By Michael Hogan, Andreas Jahn, Zsuzsanna Pató

Given the urgency of the transition to clean energy, Europe has set its sights high. The European Union aims to halve greenhouse gas emissions in the next ten years and attain net zero by 2050. Electrification from renewable energy resources will play an important role in these decarbonisation efforts. The European Commission envisions offshore...

Distributed Generation, Energy Resource Planning, Greenhouse Gas Management, Integrating Renewable Energy Download View Summary
Policy Brief June 18, 2020

Get What You Need: Reclaiming Consumer-Centric Resource Adequacy

By Michael Hogan, David Littell

​​PJM and the other U.S. independent system operators/regional transmission operators have a record of delivering enormous consumer benefits in the 20-plus years since organized wholesale markets were first introduced in the United States. But the Minimum Offer Price Rule order issued by FERC in December – requiring PJM to rewrite its capacity market rules ...

Power Markets and Reliability Download View Summary
Report

Equity in the energy transition: Who pays and who benefits?

By Louise Sunderland, Andreas Jahn, Michael Hogan, Jan Rosenow, Richard Cowart

With its pending Green Deal, the European Commission is striving to make Europe the first climate-neutral region by 2050. A lot is at stake with this goal. The transition to clean energy can help mitigate climate change and bring extensive social, health and well-being benefits to all Europeans. This process, however, is not without costs, particularly in the sho...

Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Program Design, Governance, Pricing and Rate Design, Role of Regulatory Institutions 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 ...

Energy Resource Planning, Market Design, Reliability Download View Summary
Report

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 October 21, 2019

UK’s August 9th loss of load and wider market implications of grid transformation

By Michael Hogan

Michael Hogan was invited to speak at an event organised by the Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research (REKK) in Budapest, Hungary, titled UK’s August 9 blackout: Why did it happen and what can we learn? He explained the exceptional circumstances that led to the widespread power outages in the United Kingdom in August and placed the lessons learned in the g...

Integrated Resource Planning, Integrating Renewable Energy, Reliability, Tariffs Download View Summary
Presentation June 21, 2019

Responsive Demand: Lessons for a Low-Carbon Transformation

By Michael Hogan

​In a presentation to the New Hampshire Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Energy Board in Concord, Michael Hogan explored market fundamentals and the changing role of demand response, demand response participation and compensation, and technology and retail tariff design in the transition to a decarbonized power sector....

Demand Response, Integrating Demand and Supply Resources, Market Design Download View Summary
Presentation June 17, 2019

NextGen wholesale markets: What objectives? What challenges? What solutions?

By Michael Hogan

The International Energy Agency invited Michael Hogan to speak at an invitation-only workshop of its Electricity Security Advisory Panel. He highlighted the importance of flexibility, energy pricing and the role of consumers in wholesale markets to achieve fast, reliable and affordable decarbonisation of energy....

Market Design, Reliability Download View Summary