Virtual Workshop on Electricity Markets in Transition: Privatization, Competition, and Regional Cooperation

Event | 4 - 5 November 2020
Online

Time of event

14:50–18:15 Tokyo time

Summary

The liberalization of the global electricity sector has subjected electricity markets to varying levels of competition and regulation. Growing demand for electricity and investment in the sector in Asia and the Pacific is prompting the region’s developing economies to strengthen their energy reform agendas while taking into account the need to raise the share of renewable energy in electricity generation.

This ADBI virtual workshop featured new research on the liberalization of the global electricity sector, resulting variations in competition and regulation, and energy reform outlook for developing Asia and the Pacific. Among the focuses included effective policy development, raising renewable energy share in electricity generation, and prospects for greater regional cooperation within the sector.

Objectives
  • Explore electricity reform experiences and lessons learned
  • Guide electricity sector planning and design for developing economies in Asia and the Pacific and beyond
Participants
  • Policy makers and experts from think tanks, universities, and other institutions, as well as post-graduate students
Output
  • Enhanced understanding of recent electricity market reforms
  • Impetus for greater policy dialogue and research on electricity markets and increasing renewable energy share in electricity generation
  • Presentation slides to be made publicly available on the ADBI website
  • Papers presented during the workshop will be considered for publication as ADBI working papers and possible inclusion in a journal special issue
Conference Presentations

Presentation 1: Captive Power, Market Access, and Welfare Effects in the Bangladesh Electricity Sector
Tooraj Jamasb, Director, Copenhagen School of Energy Infrastructure, Department of Economics, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

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Discussant 1: Captive Power, Market Access, and Welfare Effects in the Bangladesh Electricity Sector
Tapan Kumar Sarker, Associate Professor, Business Strategy and Innovation, Griffith University, Australia

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Presentation 2: Expanding Electricity Access and Affordability in Remote and Rural Households in Uttar Pradesh in India: Issues and Fiscal Challenges
Tapan Kumar Sarker, Associate Professor, Business Strategy and Innovation, Griffith University, Australia

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Discussant 2: Expanding Electricity Access and Affordability in Remote and Rural Households in Uttar Pradesh in India: Issues and Fiscal Challenges
Aaron Praktiknjo, Professor, RWTH E.ON Energy Research Center, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

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Presentation 3: Congestion Management Based on Power-to Gas - Exploring Potential Implementations in Liberalized Regulatory Frameworks
Pedro Crespo del Granado, Senior Researcher, Energy Economics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

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Discussant 3: Congestion Management Based on Power-to Gas - Exploring Potential Implementations in Liberalized Regulatory Frameworks
Rabindra Nepal, Senior Lecturer in Economics, School of Accountancy, Economics and Finance, University of Wollongong, Australia

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Presentation 4: The Macroeconomic Effects of Electricity-Sector Privatization
Davide Furceri, Deputy Division Chief, Asia and Pacific, International Monetary Fund, United States

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Discussant 4: The Macroeconomic Effects of Electricity-Sector Privatization
Russell Smyth, Deputy Dean (Academic Resourcing), Monash Business School, Australia

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Presentation 5: Identifying the Spatial Spillover Effect and Driving Factors of Carbon Lock-in of PRC's Thermal Power Sector
Huaping Sun, Dean, Division of Low-carbon Economy and Environmental Regulation, Jiangsu University, People’s Republic of China

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Discussant 5: Identifying the Spatial Spillover Effect and Driving Factors of Carbon Lock-in of PRC's Thermal Power Sector
Bo Shen, Policy Scientist, Energy Analysis and Environmental Impacts, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, United States

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Presentation 6: Policy Determination in the Face of Falling Demand and Ageing Poles: An Analysis of Australia’s Electricity Distribution Sector
Eucabeth Majiwa, Lecturer, Agricultural and Resource Economics, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Kenya

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Discussant 6: Policy Determination in the Face of Falling Demand and Ageing Poles: An Analysis of Australia’s Electricity Distribution Sector
Rabindra Nepal, Accountancy Economics and Finance, University of Wollongong, Australia

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Presentation 7: The Cost of No Reform: Assessing the Impact of Different Electricity Pricing Regimes on Indonesia's Energy Trilemma
Jonathan Wagner, Research Assistant, Research Center Finance & Information Management (FIM), University of Bayreuth, Germany; Project Group Business & Information Systems Engineering of the Fraunhofer FIT, Germany

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Discussant 7: The Cost of No Reform: Assessing the Impact of Different Electricity Pricing Regimes on Indonesia's Energy Trilemma
Gazi Salah Uddin, Associate Professor, Economics, Department of Management and Engineering, Linkoping University, Sweden

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Presentation 8: Analysis of Forecasting Models in Electricity Market under Volatility
Gazi Salah Uddin, Associate Professor, Economics, IEI, Linkoping University, Sweden

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Discussant 8: Analysis of Forecasting Models in Electricity Market under Volatility
Derek William Bunn, Professor, Management Science & Operations, London Business School, United Kingdom

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Presentation 9: Competition and Regulation as a Means of Reducing CO2 Emissions: Experience from US Fossil Fuel Power Plants
Heike Wetzel, Professor, Institute of Economics, University of Kassel, Germany

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Discussant 9: Competition and Regulation as a Means of Reducing CO2 Emissions: Experience from US Fossil Fuel Power Plants
Huaping Sun, Dean, Division of Low-Carbon Economy and Environmental Regulation, Jiangsu University, People’s Republic of China

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