Market and grid tariff design

Appropriate market design is a precondition for efficient resource utilization and crucial for the energy transition. Similarly, design of grid tariffs and regulation of grid companies is necessary for well-functioning markets. We work on both wholesale and retail market related questions.
We have a longstanding track record in retail market design, and are in close cooperation with regulators and authorities. We conduct cost-benefit analyses, gap analyses and stakeholder interviews to identify the needs of the industry and their customers, and recommend options to improve market efficiency and competition. Our recent projects include design of cost regulation for natural monopolies, efficient transmission and distribution tariffs, data exchange and datahubs for retail markets, and analysis and recommendations on market barriers.
On the wholesale market side, we recently conducted projects on models for market coupling (including flow-based market coupling), congestion management, allocation of interconnector capacity, capacity mechanisms, loop flows, trading solutions for intraday, reserves and ancillary services markets.
In these projects, we closely interact with our in-house market analysis and strategy teams to evaluate the financial and strategic effects of any decision taken.

Reference projects

Balancing services NVE
Should transmission capacity be reserved for exchange of balancing services? >>


Capacity mechanismsElforsk
Participation of cross-border capacity in capacity mechanisms >>
Capacity mechanisms in individual markets within the IEM >>


Demand flexibilityNordisk-energiforskning
Demand response in the Nordic countries >>


EULoop flows
Study on loop flows >>
Loop flows challenge market integration >>


Nordic market designSE (1)
Nordic bidding zones >>


Grid tariffs
Swedish generator tariffs distort investment incentives >>


StructureOED
Long-term organisation of the Norwegian electricity grid >>


Grid tariffsNVE
New tariff principles with smart metering >> 


Kontakter:

portrettbilde, forfatter

Berit TennbakkPartner, PhD
berit.tennbakk@thema.no
+47 928 68 117