Call for Papers: OGEL Special Issue on "Electricity Market Design"
18 December 2023
OGEL Energy Law Journal (OGEL, ISSN 1875-418X, www.ogel.org) invites submissions for a Special issue focusing on 'Electricity Market Design.' The editors for this issue are Professor Catherine Banet, University of Oslo (Norway) and Professor Joel B. Eisen, University of Richmond (USA).
There will be an opportunity for the authors of selected papers to present their work during a conference organised by the University of Oslo, Department of Energy and Resources Law, which will take place on 14-15 May 2024 in Oslo. See more information about the conference on the following webpage: www.jus.uio.no/nifs/english/research/projects/elawnet/events/conferences/elawnet-conference-2024.html
The current electricity market design is the result of a development that started at least some 30 years ago. It was influenced by some fundamental concepts such as liberalisation and evolved into a detailed regulation where market principles interplay with some overriding objectives, such as security of supply and consumer protection. Today, electricity markets, through their regulatory design, are expected to deliver the energy transition towards net zero goals and ensure affordability, and consumer empowerment. Therefore, electricity market design has been a topic of discussion in the view of the energy transition. In addition, the disruptions observed on energy markets in conjunction to the war in Ukraine have nourished a new debate on the topic.
With an evolving energy mix, a higher share of decentralised energy sources and the need to protect markets from external supply disruptions, there is a need for academic discussion on the legal regulation of electricity markets.
This special issue will gather new knowledge and ideas on the topic of electricity market design law. We encourage submission of relevant papers, studies, and comments on various aspects of this subject and from various jurisdictions. Topics of interest include:
- Electricity pricing: location marginal pricing, price volatility, price cap, etc.
- Power purchase agreements
- Capacity mechanisms
- Hedging and forward markets, including virtual trading for forward contracts
- Bidding zone review
- Flexibility services and flexibility markets
- Market integrity and transparency regulation
- Customers empowerment and protection, including contract offers
- Suppliers' role and regulation
- Congestion management
- Regulation of interconnectors and evolution towards meshed grids
- Regulation of balancing services and balancing platforms
- Interaction between climate and electricity market regulation
Submit a 500-word abstract, including a brief outline of the paper at your earliest convenience to the two editors:
Authors of accepted abstracts will be confirmed soon after receiving the proposal.
Papers should be submitted by 3 June 2024 to the two co-editors. Please CC firstname.lastname@example.org when making your submission.
Articles accepted for publication before this deadline will also go through OGEL's advance publication process, allowing your work to reach its target audience as soon as the paper completes the peer review and editing process.
The minimum word count of articles should be 5,000 words (excluding footnotes, endnotes, appendices, tables, summary etc.). Articles should include summaries (150-200 words). The layout of the articles should conform to OGEL's submission guidelines available at: www.ogel.org/contribute.asp (more information available upon request).
Feel free to forward this call for papers to colleagues who may be interested in contributing to the special issue.
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