Conference Abstracts

Purpose and Potential Candidates
Proposed Topics
Primary Group – Conference Presentations
Secondary Group – Poster Exhibition


The purpose of Abstracts and Posters within the ERRA Energy Investment and Regulation Conference is to present new and ongoing research in the energy sector, particularly related to energy regulation and development of energy markets.

Potential Candidates

This Call is open to researchers, students, professors, regulators, industry representatives and experts involved with energy regulation or energy markets.

Proposed Topics

The Candidates may choose among the following topics of the ERRA Conference:

  1. Empowered customers: regulator’s role in improving demand-side dynamics

Customers are assuming an increasingly proactive role in electricity market, whether it’s through participation on demand-side response mechanisms or, through a prosumer status, producing their share of electricity, particularly from RES. Abstracts welcome within this topic relate to technology trends which are making distributed generation more affordable, aggregators which are helping customers participate in balancing markets, and DSOs who are having trouble recovering their costs due to prosumer self-consumption or net-metering schemes. Additionally, discussions should evolve around new regulatory policies and appropriate utility business models.

  1. Emerging trends in Gas Policy – perspectives for regional and global markets

EU is currently debating the long-term role of Gas in Europe’s energy consumption. The chosen scenario of the future of gas in Europe will have an impact on global markets.   Abstracts within this topic should discuss these impacts and increase regulators’ awareness about new market dynamics. This topic may be complemented with discussions related to Paris Agreement mandates and how these two strategic policies jointly affect both regional gas and electricity markets

  1. Enhancing security of supply under transitional market conditions

Over the past decade, wholesale electricity prices have generally been considered below price levels required to attract new generation infrastructure investments.  At the same time, an increasing number of countries is moving towards sector reform and introducing competition in wholesale and retail markets. Within this topic, abstract should discuss the challenge of balancing the need to develop energy markets and increase the share of RES in the generation portfolio, while addressing long-term security of supply measures both in electricity and gas markets. To this end, importance of independent regulation should also be revisited.

Time-line of the Conference Abstract Process

  • March 01, 2018: Publication of the Call for Conference Abstracts with the conditions, the proposed topics
  • Extended until June 15, 2018: Deadline for the submission of the Abstracts
  • September 03, 2018: Publication of results
  • October 9-10, 2018: Presentation during the 17th ERRA Energy Investment and Regulation Conference and Poster Exhibition

Primary Group: Conference Presentations

In 2018 the following abstract teams were invited to present their research papers during the 17th ERRA Investment and Regulation Conference.


Abstract Winner #1 – Team from the Electricity and Co-Generation Regulatory Authority (ECRA), Saudi Arabia (Shareef Al Barrak, Fayez Al Jabri, Mohammed Al Ghwazi)


Abstract Winner #2 – Association “NP Market Council”, Russia (Oleg Barkin (present) and Vladislav Berezovsky)

Secondary Group: Poster Exhibition

ERRA is organising a Poster Exhibition in the Foyer Area of the 17th ERRA Energy Investment and Regulation Conference presenting the following research themes:

  • ECRA’s Regulatory Approach to Maintaining Security of Supply (by Fayez Al Jabri, Mohammed Al Ghwazi and Shareef Al Barrak from the Electricity and Co-Generation Regulatory Authority (ECRA), Saudi Arabia)
  • The Role of Association “NP Market Council” in Support of New Technology Development in Russian Wholesale Energy Market (by Oleg Barkin and Vladislav Berezovsky from the Association “NP Market Council”, Russia)
  • An Efficient European Regulatory Framework for Disclosure Information (byPhilip Moody and Dirk Van Evercooren from the Association of Issuing Bodies (AIB))
  • Energy Trends and Perspectives in South Caucasus Region (by Sopio Khozrevanidze and Lia Gvazava from the Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC))
  • A Modern View of Energy Security (by Pavol Chropovsky and Marian Parkanyi from the Regulatory Office for Network Industries (RONI), Slovakia)

Check the Posters here >>>

The 2019 ERRA Conference Abstract announcement will be available soon!

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