mercredi 13 septembre 2017

Workshop on the European electricity market and national energy policies, 28-29 September 2017, Mines Paris-Tech

A workshop  organized with Christophe Reverdy with the support of the CNRS teams PACTE, GREDEG and CSI, and funded by the research program « Nuclear, Energy, Environment, Waste, Society » from CNRS

Since the end of the '90s, the European energy sector has encountered a liberalization process driven by the project of an integrated electricity market. At the same time, the European states have not abandoned to intervene in the organization of their national sector and partly retain control of the energy mix. European liberalization policy and national energy policies have been built independently and have created many inconsistencies and points of friction.
This workshop has the ambition to put together a group of researchers in political science, economic sociology and economics who are interested in these interactions between the wholesale electricity markets and energy policies. The scientific challenge is to understand how our political, economic and legal institutions are supporting these frictions and are attempting to articulate these policies, and how articulations rely on economic expertise, political negotiation, legal interpretation, etc.
Several themes will be addressed:  the future of nuclear energy in a market context, support mechanisms for renewable energy and articulation with the electricity market, climate change mitigation instruments and their articulation with the electricity market, requirements for security of electricity supply


Thursday, September 28
Welcome at 9:00

Workshop introduction by Frédéric Marty and Thomas Reverdy
9:15 am 9:30 am

Market and energy policies in the long term (1)
9:30 am 10:40 am

Grand visions and pragmatic integration: Exploring historical continuities in European electricity system transitions
    Ronan Bolton, Science, Technology and Innovation Studies, University of Edinburgh
    Vincent Lagendijk, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University
    Antti Silvast, Science, Technology and Innovation Studies, University of Edinburgh

The German energy transition at crossroads – A critical review of where we are
    Bastian Hoffmann, Andreas Koch, Jan Eberbach, Pauline Raux-Defossez,
    European Institute for Energy Research (EIFER)

Market and energy policies in the long term (2)
11:00 am 12:10 am

The conflictual reform of the Japanese electricity market
    Miyuki Tsuchiya, Centre d'études européennes, Sciences Po Paris

A consistent future: economic calculation, prices and territorial development at Électricité de France (1946-1965)
    Guillaume Yon, Centre de Sociologie de l’Innovation-i3, MINES ParisTech, PSL Research University


Clash between electricity market and energy transition
2:00 pm, 4:00 pm

FITs in the European electricity market: the European Union, renewable energy policies, and economic expertise (1980s-2015)
    Béatrice Cointe, TIK Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture, University of Oslo

The collision of conflicting socio-technical regimes in the electricity sector; mapping the breakings of market regime under the pressure of renewables regime
    Dominique Finon,
    Centre international de recherche sur l’environnement et le développement, ENPC & CNRS

Epistemic politics prevent decarbonization strategies and flexible demand in electricity markets: The clash of heating governance local actors strategies in Denmark
    Jens Stissing Jensen and Peter Karnøe, Aalborg University Copenhagen, Department of Planning and Development

Trying to push for innovation between two industries: the Vehicule to Grid (VtoX) experiment
Yannick Perez, University Paris Saclay

Round Table : How economic expertise is involved in market design, some testimonies from academics and practitioners
4:20 pm, 6:00 pm

The invalidation of the Bonus-Malus on residential energy consumption by the French constitutional court
    Claude Crampes, Toulouse School of Economics

Structuring electricity markets through competition law based remedies: the cases of virtual power-plants and long term contracts
    David Spector, Paris School of Economics

Collective mobilization of academics against the Green Certificates as a mechanism supporting renewable energies (to be confirmed)
    Dominique Finon, Centre international de recherche sur l’environnement et le développement, ENPC & CNRS

Economic theory influence in judge decisions: a lawyer's view
    Olivier Fréget (FT lawyers, competition law and regulation)

Friday, September 29

Articulating renewable energies with electricity market
9:00 am 10:45 am

A European market for “green-ness”? The politics of valuing the environmental quality of electricity.
    Brieuc Petit, Brice Laurent and Alexandre Mallard, Centre de Sociologie de l’Innovation-i3, MINES ParisTech, PSL Research University

The Energy System of the Future is Smart and Flexible! Competing Danish solutions to the challenge of fluctuating electricity generation
    Trine Pallesen, Copenhaguen Business School
    Peter Karnøe, Ålborg University, Denmark
    Peter Holm Jacobsen, Copenhaguen Business School

Network integration of intermittent energy sources – Curtailment of renewable energies and its impacts
    Bastian Hoffmann, Andreas Koch, Jan Eberbach, Pauline Raux-Defossez,
    European Institute for Energy Research (EIFER)

Nuclear power, Market regulation, Safety regulation
11:00 12:10

Defying the market: state subsidies for nuclear power in the U.S.
    Daniel Breslau, Department of Science and Technology in Society, Virginia Tech

Limited arrangements with the electricity market: the financing of the life extension of the nuclear power in France
    Thomas Reverdy, Grenoble Institute of Technology, PACTE, Université Grenoble-Alpes
    Frederic Marty, GREDEG, CNRS                                                                                              

Evaluating the effect of local monitoring on nuclear safety: evidence from France
Romain Bizet, PhD candidate, Mines ParisTech - Economics Department, PSL Research University


Consumers, security and safety

2:00 pm 3:45 pm

The Making Up of the Consumer in the Deregulated Electricity Market (to be confirmed)
    Catherine Grandclément, GRETS, EDF R&D

Controversial integration of the security of supply in the electricity market: the design of the French capacity market
    Frederic Marty, GREDEG, CNRS 
    Thomas Reverdy, Grenoble Institute of Technology, PACTE, University of Grenoble-Alps

Safety along the Energy Chain
    Nicolas Boccard, Universitat of Girona

The liberalisation and the transition of the French Energy sector, a political and legal perspective
4:00 4:40
Regulate or not regulate? That is the question ?
Sandra Lagumina, former Director of Legal Affairs of ENGIE (2007-2013), General Director of GRDF (2013-2016) and Deputy Director of ENGIE (2016)

Location : Espace Maurice Allais, salle V 115,
Ecole des Mines ParisTech
60, Boulevard Saint Michel, Paris

Practical information and registration : NOE JUBERT
In your registration mail, please specify which sessions and lunches you will attend.

mardi 30 mai 2017

PPPs and Accountability

A new paper (in French) on PPPs written with Arnaud Voisin and published in the issue 60 (2016/4) of the RFAP (French Review of Public Administration).

We deal  with the accountability issue.

A short abstract of this article

The requirement for accountability in public management is widely seen as a component of a managerial process based on the principal-agent model. As performance based contracts, PPPs seem at first glance in line with this framework, but the various expectations of the public stakeholders complicate the control process. We aim at demonstrating that this complexity must be taken into account in the ISC work. In this perspective, the British experience vindicates the usefulness of an audit process going beyond the budgetary risk detection