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Regulating the Energy Sector: towards Peer-to-Peer Energy?
13 Jul 18
9:00am to 5:00pm
Moot Court, 8 Berkeley Square, Bristol, BS8 1HB
The HoSEM Project
This is a past event, you can no longer book tickets.
Energy market regulation in the UK has undergone some changes to keep up with these energy systems change but the underlying paradigm is still based on centralised supplier hub models for retail markets. Nevertheless, some individual subsidising policies, such as feed-in tariffs, have fostered diffusion of distributed generation (e.g. via household-owned solar PV and wind turbines). These subsidising policies are now coming to an end. Thus, distributed generation technology advocates are now shifting their emphasis towards activities such as energy service delivery, private wire supply, microgrids, and, above all, peer-to-peer trading between small-scale distributed generators (‘prosumers’) and consumers.
Energy law and regulation has made some attempts to catch up with these new developments, for example through the provision of regulatory sandboxes by Ofgem. However, the rapid pace of technological and business model innovation requires broader regulatory support which would enable these innovations to flourish, while the overall functioning of the market is upheld and consumers are protected.
This workshop will focus on:
-review of key legislative and regulatory decisions that shape the current energy system within the UK, and
-explore what legislative/regulatory changes are necessary to foster growth and stability of peer-to-peer energy trading in the UK.
We invite participation of legal, regulatory, and energy sector professionals and researchers interested in this topic. And one of the prospective outcomes of this workshop would be a policy briefing.
How are current trends in energy systems (such as distributed generation, peer-to-peer trading, energy service delivery, V2G, etc.) facilitated by the current UK regulation?
Under what circumstances is peer-to-peer trading a favourable regime for electricity governance?
How can regulation assist a smooth transformation from the current energy system to a more distributed and resilient system (e.g. peer-to-peer)?
What scale of grid management (national, city, micro, nano) might emerge to facilitate (or inhibit) these disruptive innovations?
How is UK (and EU) energy regulation accommodating disruptive technologies and business models?