Energy Infrastructure Futures in Europe


Energy infrastructure is the backbone of the energy system and will play a crucial role in achieving the decarbonisation goals. The future of the energy sector is envisaged as a system with an increasingly larger share of renewables, much of which are located offshore, and in some cases in energy islands where electricity and hydrogen are produced, converted, stored, and transported. The European Green Deal and associated strategies and policies (e.g., offshore renewable energy strategy, energy system integration strategy, hydrogen strategy, TEN-E Regulation, and TYNDP) influence the network development plans and consequently the future energy grid.

CSEI focuses on policy-relevant research and analysis to generate new evidence, perspectives and methodologies in the above areas. The research areas under this theme include: 

·       Green energy transition

·       Offshore renewable resources and energy islands

·       Energy infrastructure development – e.g. TEN-E Regulation and TYNDP

·      Technology economics and policy – Power to X, hydrogen

·       Research and Innovation (R&I) strategy

There is a need for research in economic, regulatory, governance, and policy dimensions for their future development. CSEI aims to fill the research gap in these areas. We focus on new perspectives in areas such as market design, business models, ownership, and theory-informed approaches to the adaptation of integrated technologies questions.

Work in progress

  • Lüth, A. (2021). Offshore Energy Hubs: A Concept in Progress. Work in Progress.
  • Jamasb, T. & Sen. A. (2021). The role of the state in offshore renewables sector. Work in Progress

Selected publications

  • Schittekatte, T., Meeus, L., Jamasb, T. and Llorca, M. (2021), “Regulatory experimentation in energy: Three pioneer countries and lessons for the green transition”, Energy Policy, 156, 112382.
  • Jamasb, T., Llorca, M., Meeus, L. and Schittekatte, T. (2021), “Energy network innovation for green transition: Economic issues and regulatory options”, Chapter 1, in Olsen, B.E., Lund, H., Jamasb, T., Møllgaard, P. and Smidt, C. (eds.), Vol. 1: Energy Regulation in the Green Transition, Danish Utility Regulator’s Anthology Project Series on Better Regulation in the Energy Sector, Forsyningstilsynet: Copenhagen.
  • Egelund Olsen, B., Lund, H., Jamasb, T., Møllgaard, P. and Smidt, C., Eds. (2021). Introduction to Energy Regulation in the Green Transition: An Anthology, in Energy Regulation in the Green Transition, Danish Utility Regulator’s Anthology Project Series on Better Regulation in the Energy Sector, Volume 1, pp. 5-13, Danish Utility Regulator (DUR), Copenhagen. (ISSN 2597-3053)
  • Schittekatte, T., Pototschnig, A., Meeus, L., Jamasb, T. and Llorca, M. (2021), “Making the TEN-E regulation compatible with the Green Deal: Eligibility, selection, and cost allocation for PCIs”, Energy Policy, 156, 112426
  • Cambini, C., Congiu, R., Jamasb, T., Llorca, M. and Soroush, G. (2020), “Energy systems integration: Implications for public policy”, Energy Policy, 143, 111609.
  • Soroush, G., Cambini, C., Jamasb, T. and Llorca, M. (2021), “Network utilities performance and institutional quality: Evidence from the Italian electricity sector”, Energy Economics, 96, 105177.
  • Jamasb, T. and Llorca, M. (2019), “Energy systems integration: Economics of a new paradigm”, Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy, 8(2), 7-28.
  • Renaldi, R., Hall, R., Jamasb, T., and Roskilly, A.P. (2021). Experience Rates of Low-Carbon Domestic Heating Technologies in the United Kingdom, Energy Policy, Volume 156, September, 112387.
  • Jamasb, T. (2021). Incentive Regulation of Electricity and Gas Networks in the UK: From RIIO-1 to RIIO-2, Economics of Energy and Environmental Policy, Volume 10, No. 2, 1-16.
  • Do, H., Nepal, R., and Jamasb, T. (2021). Electricity Market Integration, Decarbonisation and Security of Supply: Dynamic Volatility Connectedness in the Irish and Great Britain Markets, Energy Economics, Volume 92, October, 104947.
  • Nepal, R., Irsyad, M.I., and Jamasb, T. (2021). Sectoral Electricity Demand and Direct Rebound Effect in New Zealand, The Energy Journal, Volume 42, No. 4, 153-173.
  • Brzeszczyński, J., Ghimire, B., Jamasb, T., and McIntosh, G. (2019). Socially Responsible Investment and Market Performance: The Case of Energy and Resource Companies, The Energy Journal, Volume 4, No. 5, 17-72.
  • Rodríguez-Álvarez, A., Orea L., and Jamasb T. (2019). Fuel Poverty and Well-Being: A Consumer Theory and Stochastic Frontier Approach, Energy Policy, Volume 131, August, 22-32.
  • Egerer, J., Weibezahn, J., & Hermann, H. (2016). “Two price zones for the German electricity market — Market implications and distributional effects”. Energy Economics, 59, 365–381.
  • Weibezahn, J. (2018). “Sector Coupling for an Integrated Low-Carbon Energy Transformation: A Techno-Economic Introduction and Application to Germany”. In: von Hirschhausen C., Gerbaulet C., Kemfert C., Lorenz C., Oei PY. (eds) Energiewende “Made in Germany”. Springer, Cham.

For further information, please contact:

Christine Brandstätt