Loading Events
  • This event has passed.

Important changes are now affecting the distribution side of power systems. Emerging distributed technologies—including flexible demand, distributed generation, energy storage, power electronics and control devices—are creating new options for the provision and consumption of electricity services. At the same time, information and communications technologies are becoming ubiquitous, enabling more flexible and efficient consumption of electricity, improved visibility of network use, and enhanced control of power systems.

The Utility of the Future study presents a framework for proactive regulatory, policy, and market reforms designed to enable the efficient evolution of power systems over the next decade and beyond.

The goal is to facilitate the integration of all resources, be they distributed or centralised, that contribute to the efficient provision of electricity services and other public objectives. This framework includes a comprehensive and efficient system of market-determined prices and regulated charges for electricity services that reflect, as accurately as possible, the marginal or incremental cost of providing these services; improved incentives for distribution utilities that reward cost savings, performance improvements, and long-term innovation; reevaluation of the power sector’s structure to minimise conflicts of interest; and recommendations for the improvement of wholesale electricity markets. This study also offers a set of insights about the roles and values of distributed energy resources, and the factors most likely to determine the portfolio of cost-effective resources, both centralised and distributed, in diverse contexts and regulatory regimes, but focus mainly on United States and Europe.

The study team from MIT and IIT-Comillas combines a range of skills in quantitative economic and engineering modeling, with a deep understanding of the complex interactions in the electric power industry.

The team includes faculty with decades of experience in advising governments, corporations, and institutions on regulation and market design. The consortium partners — industrial and other market participants — bring valuable real-world expertise and experience to the study.

Meeting Agenda

  • 8:30 – 9:00 am  Registration and Continental breakfast
  • 9:00 – 9:10 am Welcome and introduction
  • 9:10 – 10:00 am Overview of the study
  • 10:00 – 10:30 am Panel discussion and Q&A Session

Register here

Please note that this event is closed to members of the media

 

Logistics
FSR Conferences
Venue
Vlerick Business School
Avenue du Boulevard - Bolwerklaan 21
Brussels, 1210 Belgium

+ Google Map

RELATED EVENTS

Gas
Hard to measure: how can we improve monitoring of methane emissions?
Hard to measure: how can we improve monitoring of methane emissions?

The European Commission’s EU strategy to reduce methane emissions published on 14 October 2020 defines as a primary objective “[ensuring]…

The stranding of gas infrastructure assets -  an unavoidable consequence of the energy transition ?
The stranding of gas infrastructure assets - an unavoidable consequence of the energy transition ?

In this debate, we will discuss some of the following questions: Who should bear the costs of repurposing or retiring…

EU, China & US on their way to carbon neutrality: will their implementation strategies converge?
EU, China & US on their way to carbon neutrality: will their implementation strategies converge?

Modern societies face many global challenges. Climate change is certainly among the most urgent and important ones. Europe has decided…

Join our community

To meet, discuss and learn in the channel that suits you best.

scroll

top