Energy markets are key to matching supply with demand, influencing how industry decides to produce and distribute energy and how consumers decide how to buy and use it. Well-functioning markets increase energy access while improving reliability and affordability.
Across the globe, energy markets are in the midst of significant changes driven by a combination of rapid advances in technology and an increasing priority to reduce emissions of CO2 and other pollutants.
EPIC-affiliated researchers are working to answer a range of critical questions facing energy markets, including: What role can market signals play in expanding energy access in emerging market economies? What regulatory structure delivers the best value for consumers in electricity markets? How does energy price volatility impact the economy and energy systems both locally and globally? And what are the most effective ways to structure markets so that energy prices reflect environmental and climate damages?