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Policy asymmetry in market design

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June 2019 to December 2020

Project team

Nick Eyre

Colin Nolden

This project is looking at demand side policy as an alternative to supply side policy.

Policy asymmetry in market design

This project is considering the policy paradigm of levelling the playing field by explicitly considering demand side policy as an alternative to supply within a regulatory process. This type of integrated resource planning approach has been common in electricity regulation in the USA, but much less so in Europe. Drawing on international experience, and detailed analysis of the economics and institutes in the UK, we investigate how the principle of the level playing field might be applied and the problems in doing so. We are collaborating with the iGov Fellowship on this project.

What we are asking

  • How could the principle of the ‘level playing field’ be applied to energy market design in the UK?
  • What would be the key barriers to doing so?

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