Conference Program

Program Overview

Conference Program

Day 1 - Wednesday, September 15, 2021:


TimeStream: Energy MarketsStream: Forecasting / Trading                   
10:30Joining the virtual conference rooms
10:45Welcome & Introduction
11:00Keynote Speech 1:
Prof. Simon Dietz (London School of Economics)
WHat are big corporations doing on climate change?"
12:00Lunch Break
12:50Joining the virtual conference rooms
 Session Title: Demand Response / Agent-Based ModellingSession Title: Trading
13:00Speaker: Christoph Fraunholz (KIT) – Risk Aversion in Capacity
Expansion Planning: An Agent-Based Simulation Study

Discussant: Johannes Kochems
Speaker: Andreas Schroeder (ICIS) – EU Emissions Trading at Crossroads
Discussant: Ofelia Bonesini
13:40Speaker: Johannes Kochems (DLR) – Integrating demand response
into an agentbased model of the German electricity sector

Discussant: Oliver Ruhnau
Speaker: Thomas Walther (University of Utrecht) - Common Drivers of Commodity Futures
Discussant: Andreas Schroeder
14:20Speaker: Oliver Ruhnau (Hertie School) – The responsiveness of
the aggregate electricity demand to wholesale electricity prices

Discussant: Christoph Fraunholz
Speaker: Ofelia Bonesini (Paris Dauphine) – A McKean-Vlasov game of com-modity production, consumption and trading
Discussant: Tom Dudda
15:00Virtual Coffee Break
15:15Joining the virtual conference rooms
 Session Title: Gas MarketsSession Title: Forecasting I
15:20Speaker: Markos Farag (University of Cologne) – On the Effect of Political Economy on the Global Natural Gas Market
Discussant: Giovanni Micheli
Speaker: Bartosz Uniejewski (University of Wroclaw) – Smoothed Quantile
Regression Averaging. A novel approach to probabilistic forecast
of Electricity Price

Discussant: Ria Grindel
16:00Speaker: Christoph Halser (NTNU) – Natural gas pricing on three continents: A review of gas-oil relationships
Discussant: Markos Farag
Speaker: Ria Grindl (Fraunhofer) – Forecasting of the ID3-Price using
limit orderbook data

Discussant: Bartosz Uniejewski

Speaker: Giovanni Micheli (University of Bergamo) – Long-term expansion planning of integrated electricity and gas systems with high shares of renewables and bidirectional energy flows
Discussant: Christoph Halser

Speaker: Annika Kemper (University of Bielefeld) - The Market Price of
Risk for Electricity Swaps

17:20End of Day 1

Day 2 - Thursday, September 16, 2021: 

TimeStream: Energy MarketsStream: Forecasting / Modex Ensaves             
 Session Title: Energy System Modeling
09:00Speaker: Lars Nolting (RWTH) – How to adequately model security of electricity supply in Germany in the context of energy transition and liberalization
Discussant: Giuseppe Orlando
09:40Speaker: Giuseppe Orlando (University of Bari) – Modelling the industrial production of electric and gas utilities through a generalized Chen-type three-factor model
Discussant: Lars Nolting
10:20Virtual Coffee Break
10:40Keynote Speech 2:
Thomas Dederichs (Head of energy policy at Amprion GmbH)
Systemvision 2050"
11:40Joining the virtual conference rooms
 Session Title: Best Paper AwardSession Title: MODEX-EnSAVes I – Insights from model comparisons
11:50Speaker: Lisa Taruttis (University of Duisburg-Essen) – Estimating the impact of energy efficiency on housing prices in Germany: Does regional disparity matter?
Discussant: Julian Studt
Speaker: Alexandra Märtz (KIT) – How to integrate real-world user behaviour into models for the market diffusion of alternative fuels in passenger cars – an in-depth comparison of three models for Germany
12:30Speaker: Julian Studt (University of Braunschweig) – Electricity Spot Price  Forecast: In Depth Analysis of Different Machine Learning Methods
Discussant: Lisa Taruttis
Speaker: Songmin Yu (Fraunhofer) – Systematic intercomparison of bottom-up building stockmodels for the
long-term diffusion of heating technologies in the German building sector
13:10Lunch Break
14:00Joining the virtual conference rooms
 Session Title: Flexibility ModelingSession Title: MODEX-EnSAVes II – Insights from model comparisons
14:10Speaker: Matthias Hadlak (TU Braunschweig) – Optimized Schedule-Based Operation Planning of Flexibilities
Discussant: Matthias Stark
Speaker: Florian Zimmermann (KIT) – Systematic comparison of high-resolution electricity system modeling approaches focusing on investment, dispatch and generation adequacy
14:50Speaker: Matthias Stark (HTW Berlin) – Regional merit order curves - incentives of regionally required flexibility within a Germany-wide price zone
Discussant: Matthias Hadlak
Speaker: Steffi Misconel (TU Dresden) – Model coupling and com-
parison of development pathways for flexibility options and their
impacts on critical electricity supply situations
15:30GEE Best Paper Award Presentation
16:00Keynote Speech 3:
Prof. Hamid Zareipour (University of Calgary)
"Grid transformation: lessons from history to imagine a future grid"
17:00Closing Remarks



All concurrent session speakers will have approximately 40 minutes (including discussion - e. g. 30 min talk, 10 min discussion) to present their paper.


Keynote Speaker

Simon Dietz, London School of Economics and Political Science

Simon Dietz is an environmental economist with particular interests in climate change and sustainable development. He has published research on a wide range of issues and works with governments, businesses and NGOs on topics of shared interest, such as carbon pricing, institutional investment, and insurance. Simon is based at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), where he is Professor of Environmental Policy in the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, and the Department of Geography and Environment.  He is also co-editor of the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Vice President of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, a CESifo Research Network Fellow, a Principal consultant at Vivid Economics, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and research lead for the Transition Pathway Initiative.

His research interest are decision-making under uncertainty, questions of equity/social justice within and between generations, the links between economic growth and the environment, international environmental agreements.

For more information see his website.

Simon Dietz will giva a keynote with the title 'What are big corporations doing on climate change?'.

Thomas Dederichs, Amprion GmbH

Thomas Dederichs received a degree in industrial engineering and a degree in electrical engineering from the university of Aachen (RWTH Aachen). He is currently Head of Energy Policy at Amprion GmbH, one of the four transmission system operators in Germany. Previously, he worked as a senior expert at innogy SE and was Head of Energy Networks and European Regulatory Management at the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW).

Thomas Dederichs will giva a keynote with the title 'Systemvison 2050'.

Hamid Zareipour, University of Calgary

Dr. Zareipour received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Waterloo in 2006. He is currently a Professor with the Department of Electrical and Software Engineering at the University of Calgary. Dr. Zareipour’s research focuses on the operation, planning and economics of electric energy systems in a competitive electricity market environment. In particular, he is interested in the integration of non-conventional technologies (e.g., energy storage, wind/solar power and hydrogen) into electricity markets, utility business models, and the applications of data science in electricity markets. He is the current Chair of IEEE Power and Energy Society’s Working Group on Energy Forecasting, the past Chair of IEEE Working Group on Business Models for Energy Storage, a member of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)’s Energy Storage Integration Council, and a contributor to the International Energy Agency’s Initiative on Modeling Energy Storage for Simulation Optimization of Energy Systems. He is a Fellow of the IEEE. 

For more information see his website.

Hamid Zareipour will give a keynote on 'Grid transformation: lessons from history to imagine a future grid'.