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The conference will be held in Essen, Germany, on March 23-25, 2015. INREC 2015 is jointly organized by Prof. Dr. Christoph Weber, Chair for Management Science and Energy Economics, and Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Kiesel, Chair for Energy Trading and Finance, University of Duisburg-Essen. All submitted papers compete for a Best Paper Award sponsored by the GEE e.V..

Conference objectives:

The energy markets are undergoing rapid changes – intended transformation processes like the German Energiewende and unexpected shifts like the substantial drop in oil prices since June 2014. These changes provide opportunities and advantages, but they also pose new challenges and risks for companies and governments. The conference provides a unique, interdisciplinary forum to discuss new methods and approaches for modeling and coping with these transformations and the associated opportunities, disequilibria and risks. Contributions are particularly welcome that build the bridge between theoretically sound models and practically relevant applications.

Best Paper Award: All submitted papers compete for a Best Paper Award sponsored by the GEE e.V. (German section of the International Association for Energy Economics - IAEE). Nominees will be requested to submit a full paper and to present in a Best Paper Session. The best paper receives a 300 € prize. The second-best paper receives a 200 € prize.

Conference themes and topics:

  • Energy Price Modeling
  • Trading in Commodity Markets
  • Energy Market (Dis-)Equilibria
  • Fluctuating Renewables & Markets
  • Energy Risk Management
  • Energy Innovations & Energy Markets
  • Energy Grids and Markets
  • Investments under Uncertainty
  • Regulation and Regulatory Risk
  • Financing Energy Infrastructure

Keynote Speaker:

Prof. Richard Green, Imperial College Business School, London

Further issues:

The conference language is English. Standard participation fee is 150 €. There are reduced fees for full-time students (60 €) and speakers (90 €). There is an early registration discount of 30 €. For registration and more information visit the conference website http://www.inrec.org