Martin Scheepers, MSc, is manager of the group Gas & Electricity Markets at ECN Policy Studies. He has over 15 years of professional experience in energy market consultancy and environmental policy issues. He received a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering and a MSc Chemical Engineering.
He started working for ECN Policy Studies in 1997 on regional energy policy and energy market liberalisation and regulation. Besides his management responsibilities as head of the Gas & Electricity Markets Group he was also responsible for two comprehensive reports on energy market liberalisation and regulation in the Netherlands published by ECN Policy Studies (Energy Market Trends in the Netherlands 2000 and 2001). In 2002/2003 he conducted a study for the Dutch Energy Council on the position of large power producers in the electricity markets of North-western Europe (The Netherlands, Germany, France and Belgium) and contributed to the Council's reports on electricity market liberalisation in the Netherlands. He was also responsible for a study for the Dutch competition authority NMa on the price effect of market concentration in the Dutch electricity market. This study was based on an analysis with ECN's electricity market model for North-western Europe.
He advised the Dutch Ministry for Economic Affairs on the role of demand side response in electricity markets and trends in foreign power generation reserves and consequences for the supply security of the Dutch power market. Recently he conducted a study for the Ministry on the introduction of a standard that can guarantee an adequate power generation capacity for the Dutch power market. Mr Scheepers managed also a study for the European Commission on the development of roadmaps for regulation of electricity networks on the medium and longer term, aimed at the integration of distributed generation and renewable energy sources in the electricity supply.