Berit Tennbakk joined THEMA Consulting Group as Partner in 2010. She is an expert in welfare economic analysis, general energy market analysis, and a specialist in power market analysis. Recent assignments include analyses of capacity mechanisms, security of supply and capacity adequacy, energy efficiency, and the EU emissions trading scheme (ETS). She has more than 20 years’ experience with energy market analysis from Econ Pöyry and ECON Analysis, Statoil and SNF (Center for Applied Research at the Norwegian Business School). Her career started towards the end of the 1980ies when she participated in the project that laid the foundation for the deregulation of the Norwegian power market in 1991. Berit has carried out and led a vast array of projects for authorities, interest organization, energy companies and system operators in the Nordic countries and Europe, and had a number of management positions in her career. Her areas of expertise include welfare economic analysis of policies and policy measures, including climate policies and support schemes for renewable energy and energy efficiency; design of policy measures, markets and regulation; scenario analysis and market analysis of power markets, certificate markets and quota markets; analysis of coal and gas markets.
Berit holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Bergen. Her dissertation was based on game theory and industrial organization.
Offshore wind in the Baltic Sea could provide for more than a third of all current electricity demand in the neighbouring countries, but exploiting this potential efficiently will require stronger cooperation, better planning and regulatory reform.
Capacity-based grid tariffs are becoming more common. In a report for the Swedish Energy Market Inspectorate, we find both tariff design and the implementation process to be critical to success.
In a BEMIP stakeholder workshop, THEMA, EA and COWI will present a study and recommendations for a roadmap for offshore wind development in the Baltic Sea. The open workshop is hosted by the European Commission on March 15 in Brussels.
In 2018, Statnett tested the remote disconnection of loads as a source of flexibility in Northern Norway as part of the ‘Large-Scale Load Management’ pilot project. THEMA’s evaluation concludes that the pilot was successful, although its scale was smaller than originally planned.
Currently, Svalbard’s energy system is based on local coal, but its power plant is old and the prospects for mining are uncertain. How will the community meet its future energy needs? Together with Multiconsult, we have analysed the alternatives.
The Norwegian authorities spend NOK 3.3bn a year on 41 climate support schemes delivered by a variety of bodies. A review of these support schemes suggests that 13 be continued as they are, and 14 cease to be supported on climate change grounds.
What does the future of the energy business look like? That is the topic for this years’ energy conference organized by Swedish leading business newspaper Dagens Industri. You can meet THEMA at a separate stand at the conference.
Estimates of the value placed by households on security of supply have grown and, as such, the financial penalties networks face for outages should be increased. Understanding customer’s willingness to pay to avoid power outages helps to ensure that networks are suitably resilient.
Offshore wind development in the Baltic Sea falls well short of potential. New work for the European Commission aims to understand the barriers involved and propose a regional work plan to strengthen cooperation on the cost-effective exploitation of offshore wind.
The Energy Performance in Buildings Directive (EPBD) requires new buildings to be nearly zero-energy from 2020. Energy supply should be based on renewable, preferably local energy. Does that mean that all buildings must have on-site energy supply?