Conference Abstracts



The purpose of the ERRA Energy Investment and Regulation Conference Abstracts is to present new and ongoing research in the energy sector, particularly related to the general theme and topics of the ERRA Conference.

Call for 2020 Conference Abstracts


Proposed Topics in 2020

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

  1. Regional Integration, Cross Border Trade

Regional cooperation and the merging of energy markets is a natural way forward to facilitate energy access and its affordability for end users. In the context of evolving energy landscape towards more decentralized solutions for generation and balancing mechanisms this area needs to be inspected by all energy supply chain stakeholders in order to suggest possible solutions for a smooth and effective energy transition that would involve all market participants in a given area. The proposed abstract should treat about the successful past/ongoing/prospective future framework of cooperation that lead/can lead to positive outcomes for neighbouring energy systems. The focus should be put on integration issues and/or cross border cooperation, such as trade elements.

  1. Smart Metering in Energy Systems

Modern energy systems are characterised by inter alia their responsiveness towards market signals and their efficiency. Safeguarding a well-functioning energy system today, requires the minimisation of ineffective solutions, measures and consumption patterns that affect it. The role of DSOs and end customers is crucial in this exercise. The latter, empowered by new means such as smart metering systems and new regulatory frameworks that enable their effective usage and management, constitute a new type of entity in the market that define the so-called demand side response but the use of smart meters also contribute to increased energy efficiency, the use of flexible/dynamic tariffs and simplified procedures for the integration of renewables, etc. The proposed abstract should treat about the potential of smart metering to modernize energy systems, its role in end user’s evolution to market players and/or should elaborate on a case study of its implementation in a given area and the results of such.


  • June 15, 2020: Deadline for the submission of the Abstracts
  • July 15, 2020: Publication of results
  • September 28-29, 2020: Presentation and/or posting during the 19th ERRA Energy Investment and Regulation Conference and Poster Exhibition

During the 19th ERRA Conference in Tbilisi:

  • Author of the best Abstract is invited as Presenter.
  • Select abstracts will be considered for publishing on the ERRA website and in a special edition of Conference Journal.
  • ERRA will organize a Poster Exhibition in the Conference Foyer Area presenting research, findings and developments from submitted abstracts.

For more details on content and format requirements, submission and selection process, please refer to the Call for 2020 Conference Abstracts document above.

By submitting  your abstract, you have the chance to showcase your research 
with high level ministry and regulatory representatives, company leaders,
key influencers of the energy sector from more than 40 countries.

2019 Conference Abstracts

From among 11 submitted Abstracts 3 were selected as Primary Abstracts to be presented during the 18th ERRA Energy Investment and Regulation Conference:

  • Challenges of Regulating Citizens’ Energy Communities – Time to Cut some Knots? by Juliusz Kowalczyk, PSE S.A. (Transmission System Operator), Poland

  • A Role for Energy Regulators in Electro-Mobility Takeoff by Luca Lo Schiavo, Italian Regulatory Authority for Energy, Networks and the Environment (ARERA), Italy

  • Cyber Security Management in Electricity Sector by David Tchamdjo, Electricity Sector Regulatory Agency (ARSEL), Cameroon


In the Poster Exhbition area of the 18th ERRA Energy Investment and Regulation Conference the following research themes are exhibited:


2018 Conference Abstracts

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 (by Philip 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 >>>