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      One Year After the Texas Blackout: Lessons for Reliable and Resilient Power Systems
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      One Year After the Texas Blackout: Lessons for Reliable and Resilient Power Systems

      Marie Petitet, Frank Felder, Khalid Alhadhrami

      In February 2021, Texas experienced an extreme cold snap causing a dramatic electricity blackout that left millions of households without electricity, resulting in over 200 fatalities and economic damages of approximately $100 billion. The Texas blackout has been used to…

      Marie Petitet Marie Petitet
      Frank Felder Felder, Frank
      Khalid Alhadhrami Khalid Alhadhrami
      14th June 2022
      Why is the EU Carbon Price at a Record €60 per Tonne?

      Why is the EU Carbon Price at a Record €60 per Tonne?

      Fateh Belaïd, Marie Petitet

      Carbon prices soared above €60/tonne for the first time on August 30, 2021, with the expectation of tightened environmental legislation. These prices made a new record on the European Union Emission Trading System (EU ETS), the European Union’s carbon market.…

      Fateh Belaïd Belaïd, Fateh
      Marie Petitet Marie Petitet
      1st March 2022
      Renewables, Reliability and Efficiency in Electricity Markets
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Renewables, Reliability and Efficiency in Electricity Markets

      Frank Felder, Marie Petitet

      The choice to use electricity markets to transition to an ultra-high renewable electricity sector depends on whether a high level of reliability and efficiency can be achieved. This study presents a reliability, resiliency and adaptability policy framework for a liberalized…

      Frank Felder Felder, Frank
      Marie Petitet Marie Petitet
      29th December 2021
      Why are European Wholesale Electricity Prices Soaring?

      Why are European Wholesale Electricity Prices Soaring?

      Marie Petitet, Fateh Belaïd

      Since the beginning of summer 2021, European wholesale electricity prices have been soaring to historic highs. The average day-ahead price of electricity for central European countries more than doubled between June and September, reaching 170 euros per megawatthour (e/MWh) on…

      Marie Petitet Marie Petitet
      Fateh Belaïd Belaïd, Fateh
      23rd November 2021
      Climate and Power System Reliability in the Aftermath of the Texas Blackouts
      Electricity Sector Transitions

      Climate and Power System Reliability in the Aftermath of the Texas Blackouts

      Marie Petitet, Burcin Unel, Rolando Fuentes, Frank Felder

      The February 2021 blackout in Texas underscored the importance of reliable and resilient power systems. In this commentary, we discuss the roles of regulators, markets, fuel and generation supply chains, and interdependent infrastructures, and finds that they need to be…

      Marie Petitet Marie Petitet
      Burcin Unel Burcin Unel
      Rolando Fuentes Fuentes, Rolando
      Frank Felder Felder, Frank
      25th August 2021