Competition

Radical Innovation in the Electricity Sector

 

Innovation in the electricity sector is beginning to challenge traditional business models of providing households with electricity.

In June 2017 the OECD held a discussion to explore possible implications for competition agencies from innovations such as: Peer-to-Peer (P2P) electricity trading between consumers; electricity service companies (ESCOs, or multi-utility service companies, MUSCOs) that sell energy not by the KWh but as a service (e.g. lighting) which they seek to make energy efficient to reduce costs; third party demand aggregators that sell demand-side responses to grid operators in exchange for discounts for their customers; and transmission operators investing in creating ‘super-grids’.

The discussion looked at whether regulation is keeping pace with change, and, what the impact on the activities of competition agencies might be.  All related presentations and papers can be found on this page.

» Read our recent OECD Observer article by Chris Pike New energy in the electricity sector 

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SESSION INFORMATION

INVITED EXPERTS AND PAPERS

Frank WOLAK Bio
Professor of Economics at Stanford University and
Director of the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development presenting
» Efficient Pricing: The Key to Unlocking Radical Innovation in the Electricity Sector

Saskia LAVRIJSSEN Bio
Professor of Economic Regulation and Governance of Network Industries at Tilberg University (Netherlands) and the Centre on Regulation in Europe presenting:
» Power to the energy consumers
» Radical Innovation in the Energy Sector and the Impact on Regulation 

Lawrence ORSINI Bio
Founder and CEO of LO3 Energy, US

Pallas AGTERBERG
Director of Strategy at Alliander, Netherlands presenting
How to manage upcoming challenges in the electricity market?

Brian MOTHERWAY Bio
Head of Energy Efficiency Division, International Energy Agency

OTHER PAPERS

The Transformation of the Electricity Sector in Australia: The Public Policy and Competition Policy Issues, Paper by Dr Darryl Biggar

OECD DOCUMENTS AND LINKS

New energy in the electricity sector by OECD's Chris Pike

Electricity: Renewables and Smart Grids, 2010

Energy Security and Competition Policy, 2007

Competition Issues in the Electricity Sector, 2002

OECD Centre for Green Finance Investment

PRESENTATIONS

Video: Community Driven Short from LO3 Energy

 

FURTHER READING

 

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An 'Uber for Electricity': Institutional theory for a platform model in an historically regulated industry  Link to an external site icon

Business model innovation in electricity supply markets: The role of complex value in the United Kingdom Link to an external site icon

Enrolling with a demand response aggregator Link to an external site icon

The power cutters shaking up Britain’s energy markets Link to an external site icon

Mapping demand response in Europe today 2015 Link to an external site icon

The Rise of HVDC and promise of supergrids Link to an external site icon

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A Revolution in power: Where we’ve come from, Where we’re headed Link to an external site icon

 

   

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