Conference Abstracts

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

Submission deadline was extended until June 15, 2018.


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

Authors of best Abstracts are invited as presenters of the ERRA Investment and Regulation Conference. ERRA will provide full complimentary passes for the 2-day Conference to invited authors and ERRA will contribute to the travel and accommodation fees up to the maximum value of 1000 EUR/abstract. (Reminder: maximum 3 abstracts will be awarded for conference presentation purposes.)

Secondary Group: Poster Exhibition

ERRA will organize a Poster Exhibition in the Conference Foyer Area presenting research, findings and developments from primary and secondary abstracts. Posters should be descriptive, including visual aids like charts, tables, graphics, photos, etc. The poster should speak for itself and should not include lengthy texts or extensive explanations. Authors should be present in the Poster Exhibition area and be available for questions during times indicated in the Conference Program. ERRA is responsible for any cost related to the printing of the posters.


The Candidates should submit their Papers and Submission Forms electronically directly to the ERRA Secretariat (email: 

By sending the Abstract the Candidate consents that the Abstract can be published on the ERRA website and can be presented during the ERRA Energy Investment and Regulation Conference and/or distributed among ERRA Members.

For detailed information on the format requirements, the selection process and evaluation criteria, please refer to the Call for Conference Abstracts document.

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