ERRA Regulatory Research Award 2016 Winners


We are proud to announce that during the 15th ERRA Energy Investment and Regulation Conference the ERRA Regulatory Research Award 2016 was announced and handed over to Winners by Maroš Šefčovič, the Vice-President for Energy Union of the European Commission and Gábor Szörényi, General Secretary of ERRA.

Award Winner Paper #1:

Regulatory Approaches to Reliable Electricity Grids in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia” produced by a team from the Electricity and Co-generation Regulatory Authority of Saudi Arabia. Team members are: Fayez Al-Jabri, Shareef Al-Barrak, Nasser Al-Dahmashi

Award Winner Paper #2:

A Regulatory Guide for Affordable Utility Service”  prepared by Kenneth Costello of the National Regulatory Research Institute, USA (in Bratislava President Kavulla received the Prize on behalf of Kenneth Costello)

Award Winner Paper #3:

Implication of Competition Law Enforcement in the Electricity Sector: Comparative Analysis of the UK and the US” prepared by Francisca Kusi-Appiah from the University of Dundee, Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, UK

Highly Acknowledged Paper:

Impact of Price Regulation Methodology on the Managerial Decisions of the Electricity DSO”. Authors are: Märt Ots, Director of the Estonian Competition Authority; Arvi HamburgProfessor, Tallinn University of Technology, Tarmo Mere, Chairman of the Board, Elektrilevi; Tiit Hõbejõgi, Chief Specialist, Elektrilevi and Einari Kisel, Regional Manager for Europe, World Energy Council (in Bratislava Märt Ots represented the Team)

Congratulations to the ERRA Award Winners!

The ERRA Regulatory Research Award was established in 2014 in order to expand energy regulatory research and analysis and contribute to improve regulatory practices among ERRA energy regulators and to encourage cross-disciplinary research, e.g. among legal, financial, engineering and accounting experts within and outside the regulatory authorities.

12 Research Papers were submitted for the ERRA Award 2016, each paper expressed new approaches within the framework of their own sector and their market.