ICER Honors Recipients of 2023 Distinguished Scholar Awards

ICER Honors Recipients of 2023 Distinguished Scholar Awards

LIMA (August 25, 2023) — The International Confederation of Energy Regulators honored the 2023 recipients of the ICER Distinguished Scholar Award, which celebrates important contributions to scholarship in electricity and natural gas regulation. The ceremony was held today during the 8th World Forum on Energy Regulation.

The 2023 awards recognize scholarship on the theme of The Energy Transformation Challenge: Competitiveness and Sustainability of Energy Markets, Opportunities, and Achievements. Two papers were selected by an international group of leaders in energy and regulation as the best within two categories — Impact on Developing Countries and Next Practices.

“The Awards honor important contributions to scholarship on energy regulation and promote research and innovative thinking that encourages all of us to reflect and consider new approaches to meeting challenges in our field,” said David Danner, ICER Chair and Chair of the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission.

Impact on Developing Countries 2023 Awardee

Competitiveness and Sustainability of Electricity Markets in the ECOWAS Region: Evolution of Reforms, Regulations Challenge and Markets Integration

Dr. Charly Gatete — Economic Community of West African States Regional Electricity Regulatory Authority

Dr. Charly Gatete is an energy economist with more than 15 years of experience in the energy sector in West Africa. Since 2021, he has been an economist expert at ERERA, where he provides economic analysis and contributes to developing economic regulations within regional electricity market development. Before joining ERERA, he has had the roles of a regional program officer in charge of energy at an international non-governmental organization in Niger, a researcher and a lecturer at Thomas Sankara University in Burkina Faso. He is the author and co-author of more than 10 energy-related scientific publications.

Gatete’s paper analyzes the process of liberalization and evolution of competitive reforms in the electricity sector and the construction of competitive electricity markets both at national and regional levels in the ECOWAS region. Its methodological approach is based on the theoretical analysis of policy documents and regulations defined in the 14 ECOWAS member states and data analysis of secondary data collected from several databases.

Next Practices 2023 Awardee

Pricing for Distributed Energy Resources

Dr. Marcio Andrey Roselli (Lead author) — Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency

Mr. André Luiz Veiga Gimenes

Mr. Miguel Edgar Morales Udaeta — University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Mr. Eduardo Crestana Guardia — Federal University of Itajubá, Brazil

Dr. Marcio Andrey Roselli, the lead author of this paper, is a lawyer and electrical engineer with more than 20 years of experience in energy regulation. He is a regulatory specialist for the Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency and has a PhD in electric power from São Paulo University, with a postdoctoral degree in tariffs for distributed energy resources from the Federal University of Itajubá.

This paper examines the relation between distributed energy resources and the impact of the cost in distribution network and tariffs. It presents a methodology to quantify the network costs impact due to distributed energy resources and set an associated electricity tariff on the long-run marginal cost paradigm.

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