Energy Infrastructure

Recent Scholarly Publications

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Political and Economic Influences on the Future World Market for Natural Gas

March 2005

This working paper first develops a Reference Case that allows required rates of return on investments in energy infrastructure to vary geographically.

Greenhouse Gas Implications in Large Scale Infrastructure Investments in Developing Countries: Examples from China and India

March 2006

Engaging developing countries is essential to creating meaningful international regimes to address climate change.

Understanding the Resource Curse

December 2005

In most resource-rich countries, natural wealth does not translate into prosperity for the majority of inhabitants, but instead leads to environmental and economic devastation, and hampers...

Norway's Evolving Champion: Statoil and the Politics of State Enterprise

May 2010

Executive summary:Statoil was founded in 1972 as the national oil company (NOC) of Norway.  Along with Brazil's Petrobras, Statoil today is a leader in several technological areas including...

Colocation opportunities for large solar infrastructures and agriculture in drylands

March 2016

We explored the potential to colocate solar installations and agriculture.Water use at solar installations are similar to amounts required for desert plants.Co-located systems are economically...

Impact of a rural solar electrification project on the level and structure of women's empowerment

September 2017

Although development organizations agree that reliable access to energy and energy services—one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals—is likely to have profound and perhaps disproportionate...

Transformation and Modernization of the Wholesale Electricity Market in Colombia

August 2019

This report provides recommendations on the six topic areas in the transformation and modernization theme “Competition, participation and structure of the electricity market.” These are: (1)...

Electricity Market Design and Renewables Integration in Developing Countries

February 2017

This paper identifies the key features of successful electricity market designs that are particularly relevant to the experience of low-income countries.

Measuring the Impact of Own and Others' Experience on Project Costs in the U.S. Wind Generation Industry

July 2019

We investigate the relationship between accumulated experience completing wind power projects and the cost of installing wind projects in the U.S. from 2001-2015.

Transmission Planning and Operation in the Wholesale Market Regime

November 2019

The different incentives generation unit owners face for locating and operating their units in the wholesale market regime versus the vertically-integrated monopoly regime has wide-ranging...

Wholesale Electricity Market Design

November 2019

Wholesale electricity market design requires an explicit regulatory process to set the market rules for compensating and charging market participants for their actions.

Simplified Electricity Market Models with Significant Intermittent Renewable Capacity: Evidence from Italy

January 2020

Using hourly offer curves for the Italian day-ahead market and the real-time re-dispatch market for the period January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2018, we show how thermal generation unit owners...

Market Performance Assessment in Locational Markets with Non-Convexities

April 2020

We extend the competitive benchmark pricing model of Borenstein et al. (2002) to locational-pricing markets.

Measuring the Ability to Exercise Unilateral Market Power in Locational-Pricing Markets: An Application to the Italian Electricity Market

April 2020

An increasing number of wholesale electricity markets employ locational pricing mech­anisms where energy prices account for some or all aspects of the transmission network configuration.

Can Incentives to Increase Electricity Use Reduce the Cost of Integrating Renewable Resources?

February 2019

We report results from a large field experiment that with a few hours prior notice provided Danish residential consumers with dynamic price and environmental signals aimed at causing them to shift...

Can Forward Commodity Markets Improve Short-Term Market Performance? Evidence from Wholesale Electricity

September 2019

Economists traditionally argue that forward commodity markets allow more efficient risk-sharing and information aggregation.

The Evidence from California on the Economic Impact of Inefficient Distribution Network Pricing

September 2018

Charging full requirements customers for distribution network services using the traditional cents per kilowatt-hour (KWh) price creates economic incentives for consumers to invest in distributed...

Market power and incentive-based capacity payment mechanisms

March 2019

Capacity markets provide guaranteed payments to electricity generation unit own- ers for having the “firm capacity” to produce electricity.

Optimal offer-bid strategy of an energy storage portfolio: A linear quasi-relaxation approach

March 2018

This paper proposes a model of the behavior of an expected profit-maximizing merchant storage owner with the ability to exercise unilateral market power.

The Competitive Effects of Linking Electricity Markets Across Space and Time

July 2018

We show that a common regulatory mandate in electricity markets that employ locational marginal pricing (LMP) requiring all electricity retailers to purchase their wholesale electricity at the same...

Level versus Variability Trade-offs in Wind and Solar Generation Investments: The Case of California

August 2016

Hourly plant-level wind and solar generation output and real-time price data for one year from the California ISO control area is used to estimate the vector of means and the contemporaneous...

The benefits of purely financial participants for wholesale and retail market performance: lessons for long- term resource adequacy mechanism design

April 2019

In April 2015, Singapore introduced an anonymous futures market for wholesale electricity.

Locational Marginal Network Tariffs for Intermittent Renewable Generation

November 2019

The variability of solar and wind generation increases transmission network operating costs associated with maintaining system stability.

Assessing the Impact of the Diffusion of Shale Oil and Gas Technology on the Global Coal Market

September 2016

A spatial equilibrium model of the world coal market is developed that accounts for coal to natural gas switching in the electricity sector in the United States and Europe, the potential for China...

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Michael Bennon Pic Michael Bennon Research Scholar, CDDRL Program Manager, Global Infrastructure Policy Research Initiative
Trevor Davis Aug2011 Trevor L. Davis Postdoctoral Scholar