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Current and Future Challenges to Energy Security

4th AIEE Energy Symposium
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10-12 December, 2019 - LUMSA University - Rome
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Tuesday - December 10, 2019
16.00-19.00 Registration
16:30-17:30 Opening Welcome Address

Welcome cocktail
December 10, 2019, h 17.30-19.00
LUMSA University

Wednesday - December 11, 2019
08.30-17.00 Registration
08.30-10.00 Welcome coffee
09.00-10.30 Concurrent Sessions (1-4)
01 Household energy efficiency
Determinants of household energy expenditure in Austria: A case using EU SILC microdata
Presenter: Daniel R. Hill, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Author: Daniel R. Hill
Boosting solar rooftop in household by financial incentives – a comparison analysis.
A case study in Vietnam

Presenter: Phuong Khuong, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Author: Phuong Khuong
Heat leakage through masonry: a distributed parameters method
Presenter: Dell’Olio Giuseppe, Gestore dei Servizi Energetici – GSE S.p.A., Italy
Authors: Giuseppe Dell’Olio
02 Raising awareness on the decarbonization process
What Motivates Us to Seek Information About Energy Policies?: Swiss Citizens' Information
Seeking Behavior on Deep Geothermal Energy

Presenter: Rebecca Lordan-Perret, University of Basel, Switzerland
Authors: Lordan-Perret Rebecca, Aya Kachi
Quantification of social costs considering the reduction in the risk perception with public opinion on Japanese nuclear power generations
Presenter: Mari Ito, Tokyo University of Science, Japan
Authors: Mari Ito, Naoya Kihara, Ryuta Takashima, Noriaki Sakai, Natsuki Nagata, Yumiko Kawasaki, Takeshi Iimoto
Fundamental Analysis of Consumer Preference for Renewable and Nuclear Energy and
Formation of Public Opinion

Presenter: Masaaki Suzuki, Tokyo University of Science, Japan
Authors: Masaaki Suzuki, Mari Ito, Ryuta Takashima
Promoting energy efficiency in car transportation through user experience or information?
Presenter: Gracia M. Brückmann, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Authors: Gracia M. Brückmann
03 Modelling the volatility of the energy market
Volatility spillovers in the UK energy markets
Presenter: Bård Misund, University of Stavanger Business School
Author: Bård Misund :
Modelling the volatility of electricity spot price in Brazil
Presenter: André Leite, Federal University of Santa Catarina – UFSC, Brazil
Authors: André Leite, Nivalde de Castro, Nei Nunes  
Energy efficiency and gamification: storytelling and individual behaviour in social dilemma situations
Presenter:Roland Menges, University of Technology Clausthal, Germany
Authors: Roland Menges, Dominic Jung, Jens Müller, Stefan Traub, Jacob Wehrle
04 Renewable energy market
Renewable energy deployment and energy storage: empirical evidence
Presenter: Dina Azhgaliyeva, Asian development Bank Institute, Japan
Authors: Azhgaliyeva Dina
Spatial Optimization of Renewable Energy Integration for Decarbonizing Power Sector in Japan

Presenter: Ryoichi Komiyama, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Authors:Yasumasa Fujii, Ryoichi Komiyama
Motivations for integrating a renewable energy cooperative: evidence for Italy and Portugal
Presenter: Susana Soeiro, University of Aveiro
Authors: Susana Soeiro, Marta Ferreira Dias, Agatino Nicita, Gaetano Squadrito, Gaetano Maggio
Dynamics towards the new world – energy security as shaping force for regional
cooperation in Europe

Presenter:Diyun Huang, University of Leuven, Belgium
Authors: Diyun Huang
10.35-11.35 Dual Plenary Sessions
EU towards 2030 and energy concerns
Regulation of energy markets  
11.40-13.10 Concurrent Sessions (5-8)
05 Clean energy investements
How realistic are energy investment models? Reflecting on German power plant investment decisions between 2005 and 2014
Presenter: Christopher Ball, Forschungszentrum Jülich, IEK-STE, Germany
Authors:Christopher Ball, Stefan Vögele, Kristina Govorukha
An integrated methodological approach for selecting energy exchange-traded funds
Presenter: Elisabete Neves, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra – CBS/ISCAC
Authors: Elisabete Neves, Carla Henriques, Licínio Castelão
Clean energy investment and credit rationing
Presenter: Christian Haas, Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Germany
Authors:Karol Kempa, Christian Haas
06 Decarbonizing the gas and oil sectors: green perspectives
Green perspectives to reuse oil & gas wells in Italy
Presenter: Alimonti Claudio, La Sapienza University of Rome
Authors: Claudio Alimonti, Davide Scrocca, Elena Soldo
Analyzing Global Petroleum Market Disruptions
Presenter: Barden Justine, U.S. Energy Information Administration
Authors: Emily Sandys, Erik Kreil, Justine Barden
Insertion and effects of Artificial Intelligence technology in the Oil and Gas Industry (O&GI) in the Exploration and Production (E&P) in the offshore environment of deep waters
Presenter: Aldren Vernersbach, Institute of Economics – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Author: Aldren Vernersbach
07 BCB : Bitcoin, Circular economy and Blockchain
Irreversible Thermodynamics view of the need for a circular economy

Presenter: Ionut Purica, IPE - Romanian Academy, Romania
Author: Ionut Purica
Bitcoin mining to reduce renewable curtailment: a case study of Caiso
Presenter: Sylvain Audette, HEC Montreal, Canada
Authors: Rui Shan, Yaojin Sun, Sylvain Audette
Blockchain technologies for electricity trading regulation
Presenter: Tamara Favaro, University of Pisa, Italy
Authors: Tamara Favaro
08 The Electricity market: risks and opportunities
Preferences and Willingness to Pay for regional and green electricity –
A stated choice experiment in Germany

Presenter: Larissa Fait, University of Kassel, Germany
Authors: Larissa Fait, Elke D. Groh, Heike Wetzel
Dynamic electricity tariffs – Designing reasonable pricing schemes for private households in Germany
Presenter: Victor von Loessl, University of Kassel, Germany
Authors: Victor von Loessl, Julia Freier and Heike Wetzel
Application fields of artificial intelligence in the electricity sector - a systematic overview
Presenter:Sabine Pelka, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, Germany
Authors: Sabine Pelka, Marian Klobasa
13.10-14.10 Lunch buffet

Lunch buffet
December 11, h 13.10-14.10
LUMSA University

14.15-15.45 Dual Plenary Sessions
Energy industry challenges to a low-carbon economy, the gas role in the transition
Sustainable mobility challenges for the transition targets  
15.50-17.20 Concurrent Sessions (9-12)
09 Green revolution: biomethane & hydrogen
Electrolytic oxygen, only a by-product?
Presenter:Agatino Nicita, Istituto di Tecnologie Avanzate per l’Energia “Nicola Giordano” (CNR-ITAE), Italy
Authors: Agatino Nicita, Gaetano Maggio, Antonio Pietro Francesco Andaloro,
The history could repeat itself: hydrogen-oxygen fuel cell is the ‘game changer’
Presenter: Mario Valentino Romeri, Energy Consultant, Italy
Authors: Mario Valentino Romeri
10 Heat and cooling benefits and constraints
District heating transmission line planning with redundancy constraints
Presenter: Mostafa Fallahnejad, Energy Economics Group, TU Wien, Austria
Authors: Mostafa Fallahnejad, Lukas Kranzl
Putting the heat on electricity markets. On the direct and indirect costs of climate change
Presenter: Jonas Savelsberg, UC Berkeley and University of Basel, Switzerland
Authors: Jonas Savelsberg, Moritz Schillinger
How relevant is the natural gas distribution grid in comparison to the electricity distribution
grid and heating grids?

Presenter: Stella Oberle, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, Germany
Authors: Stella Oberle, Till Gnann, Martin Wietschel
11 Climate Change and power systems
How does climate change affect the transition of power systems already now: the case of Germany
Presenter: Kristina Govorukha, Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
Authors: Kristina Govorukha, Alexander Golub, Philip Mayer, Dirk Rübbelke
Understanding the future of the electricity distribution system operator: An examination of the largest national firms
Presenter:Anaya Karim, University of Cambridge
Authors: Michael G Pollitt, Karim Anaya
Water nanagement and hydroelectric dam operation under climate change:
a case study for Yutan Dam in China

Presenter: Yuan Niu, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Connecticut, USA
Authors: Jiang Zhong, Yuan Niu
A note on flexible hydropower and security of supply: Spain beyond 2020
Presenter:José Manuel Chamorro, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Spain
Authors: Abadie Luis Maria, Chamorro José Manuel, Sébastien Huclin, Dirk-Jan van de Ven
12 Energy security, efficiency and sustainability
What drives or hinders autonomous energy efficiency improvement
Presenter:Akira Maeda, The University of Tokyo; Japan
Authors: Akira Maeda, Makiko Nagaya
Assessing energy efficiency: econometric evidence and implications for Italian energy policy
Presenter: Pierpaolo Perna, Oxera Consulting, Italy
Authors: Armando Castro, Pierpaolo Perna
Low-carbon Iron and steel production: a techno-economic method to evaluate transition pathways to a renewable-based direct reduction process in a brownfield plant
Presenter: Hirzel Simon, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI
Authors:Hirzel Simon, Michael Haendel, Nils Müller

Gala cocktail
December 11, h 18.00-20.00

Roof garden of Atlante Star Hotel

a luxuriant rooftop terrace with a panoramic view of the great city and the hills in the background. We warmly invite you to experience this unforgettable sensation
(participants will be accompanied from the Conference venue to the cocktail venue, in Via Giovanni Vitelleschi, 34)

Thursday - December 12, 2019
08.30-13.00 Registration
08.30-10.00 Welcome coffee
09.00-10.30 Concurrent Sessions (13-16)
13 Electromobility & the decarbonization of the transport sector
Does demand response make it worse? impacts of avalanche effects of price-optimized electric vehicle charging on system load and electricity generation
Presenter: Matthias Kühnbach, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, Germany
Authors: Matthias Kühnbach, Marian Klobasa
Explorative evidence of adoption of multimodal mobility packages from a choice-based conjoint study in Austria
Presenter: Paula Brezovec, Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt, Austria
Authors: Paula Brezovec, Nina Hampl
The EU automotive industry and the electric vehicle revolution: impacts on the value chain and industrial policy options
Presenter: Ernesto Cassetta, University of Udine, Italy
Authors: Ernesto Cassetta, Cesare Pozzi, Umberto Monarca
Assessment for economic impact of structural changes in automobile industry by dynamic multisector energy economic model
Presenter: Naoyuki Otani, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Authors: Ryoichi Komiyama, Yasumasa Fujii, Naoyuki Otani,
14 The gas market: new perspectives?
Is Europe - Russia game in natural Gas market changing?
Presenter: Jalal Dehnavi, Al-Zahra University, Iran
Authors: Jalal Dehnavi, Mohammad Sadraei, Mohamadhosein Sadraei
Are we heading towards gas OPEC? Gas market integration, LNG and impact on the EU
Presenter: Milan Hudak, Faculty of Economics, University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic
Author: Milan Hudak
Considerations on introduce entry-exit model in Brazilian natural gas transportation
Presenter: Karine Siqueira, Fluminense Federal University/ ANP - Agency of Petroleum,
Natural Gas and Biofuels, Brasil
Authors:Karine Siqueira, Luciano Losekann
15 Energy security and geopolitics
The challenges and prospects of Japan’s energy security in East Asia since 1990s
Presenter: Hideaki Fujii, Faculty of Economics, Kyoto Sangyo University
Authors: Hideaki Fujii
Utilizing applied behavioral research to execute subsidy reform in Kuwait
Presenter: Hessah Hamad Al-Ojayan, Kuwait University, Kuwait
Authors: Hessah Hamad Al-Ojayan ;
Assessing the natural gas supply security of Pakistan
Presenter: Faheemullah Shaikh, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan
Authors: Muharam Ali Shahani, Faheemullah Shaikh , Syed Feroz Shah, Zubair Ahmed Memon
Energy security in the era of hybrid warfare: a view from NATO
Presenter: Arnold Dupuy, Booz Allen Hamilton/Virginia Tech/George Mason University, USA
Authors: Arnold Dupuy, Daniel Nussbaum, Stefan Pickl, Paul Michael Wibhey ;
16 Challenges of renewable energy in the electricity market
A holistic assessment of the challenges associated with powering the electric grid with 100% renewable energy
Presenter: Julia Frayer , London Economics International LLC, UK
Authors: Julia Frayer, Gabriel Roumy
Large scale renewable integration in the French energy system: costs and energy security versus environmental ambitions?
Presenter: Pierre Cayet, IFPEN, IFP-School, France
Authors: Pierre Cayet, Arash Farnoosh, Lionel Ragot
Assessing the renewable energy policy paradox: a scenario analysis for the Italian electricity market
Presenter: Francesco Marghella, Althesys, Italy
Authors: Francesco Marghella, Andre Cieplinski, Simone D’Alessandro
Assessing the effectiveness of promotion systems for electricity generation from renewable energy sources in the European Union
Presenter: Blanca Moreno, University of Oviedo, Spain
Authors: María Teresa García-Álvarez, Blanca Moreno, Laura Cabeza-García and Isabel Soares
10.35-11.35 Plenary Sessions
Grid security and new technologies
Europe Roadmap and the future strategies of the energy industry  
11.40-13.10 Concurrent Sessions (17-20)
17 The multiple paths of electricity: new challenges
True or not true: carbon-free electricity generation is possible
Presenter: Rolf Golombek, Frisch Centre, Norway
Authors: Rolf Golombek, Simen Gaure
Eco-efficiency assessment of the electricity sector: evidence from 28 EU countries
Presenter:Carla Henriques, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra – CBS-ISCAC, Portugal
Authors: Carla Henriques, Marcos Tenente, Patrícia Pereira da Silva
Electricity consumption and its determinants In Nigeria
Presenter:Onisanwa Idowu, Federal University of Kashere, Nigeria
Authors: Onisanwa Idowu, Mercy Ojochegbe Adaji
The determinants of Environmental and Energy Efficiency of EU electricity industry using a Bayesian Shrinkage Dynamic Estimator
Presenter: Maria Chiara D'Errico, University of Perugia, Italy
Authors: Simona Bigerna, Carlo Andrea Bollino, Maria Chiara D'Errico, Paolo Polinori
18 100% Renewable transition: perspective for the 21st century
(special technical session)
19 Energy policies & the decarbonization process
Energy Systems Integration: Implications for Public Policy
Presenter: Rafaele Congiu, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Authors: Cambini Carlo, Raffaele Congiu, Tooraj Jamasb, Manuel Llorca, Golnoush Soroush
Decarbonization and energy policy instruments in the EU: does carbon pricing prevail?
Presenter: Ilya Stepanov, National Research University Higher School of Economics,
Authors: Ilya Stepanov, Johan Albrecht
Envisioning the future for European power markets in 2050: Integrating social, economic and technological drivers
Presenter: Philip Mayer, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
Authors: Philip Mayer, Kristina Govorukha, Wolfgang Habla, Paul Kunz, Mathias Mier, Sebastian Voigt, Christoph Weissbart
Decarbonization process pay off: study cases and perspectives
Presenter: Ilaria Colasanto, Energy consultant, Italy
Authors: Ilaria Colasanto, Antonino Bonfiglio
20 The battery energy storage system and the environmental impact
Criticality of rare earth elements and their environmental impacts: exploring deeper into the energy transition

Presenter:Fernanda Guedes, IFP Energies nouvelles
Authors: Fernanda Guedes, Emmanuel Hache; Gondia Sokhna Seck
Assessing Battery management for energy communities: economic evaluation of a Artificial Intelligence (AI) led system
Presenter: Alessandro Rubino, University of Bari, Italy
Authors: Alessandro Rubino, Saman Korjani, Angelo Facchini, Mario Mureddu, Alfonso Damiano
Techno-Economic Benefits Evaluation for Battery Energy Storage Systems
Presenter: Patrick Balducci, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), USA
Authors: Vanshika Fotedar, Patrick Balducci, Bishnu Bhattarai, Xu Ma, Di Wu, Md Jan Alam, Bilal Bhatti,
Tom McDermott, Alasdair Crawford, and Kendall Mongird
Sharing energy storage systems in renewable energy community
Presenter: Nicola Sorrentino, University of Calabria
Authors: Nicola Sorrentino, D. Menniti, A. Pinnarelli
13.10-14.10 Lunch buffet
14.15-15.45 Concurrent Sessions (21-24)
21 Current energy market dynamics
Oil and the dollar comovements: Is shale oil a game changer?
Presenter: Benhmad François, Université de Montpellier, France
Authors: Benhmad François
Strategic oil reserves: what can major non-IEA oil consumer countries contribute in a major supply disruption?
Presenter: Jenifer Li, US Dept. of Energy, USA
Authors: Jenifer Li, Paul Leiby, David Bowman, Gbadebo Oladosu, Rocío Uría, Megan Johnson
Productivity efects of hydraulic fracturing
Presenter:Charles Mason, Department of Economics, University of Wyoming, USA
Authors: Timothy Fitzgerald, Charles Mason
LNG trade flows in the case of oversupplied markets and its consequent impact on prices and investment Presenter: Alexander Apokin, Gas Exporting Countries Forum, Qatar
Author: Alexander Apokin
22 Enhansing sustainable mobility
Link-based pricing for autonomous vehicle (Avs) performance improvement
Presenter:Qixing Wang, University of Connecticut and Chongqing University
Authors: Qixing Wang, Yuan Niu, Jie Wu, Chengliang Wang
The SUV: the world’s new favorite among cars – a case of social norms at work?
Presenter:Lisa Hanna Broska, Institute of Energy and Climate Research - Systems Analysis and Technology Evaluation,Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
Authors: Broska Lisa Hanna, Stefan Vögele
Development of electromobility in poland from pespective of young logistics
Presenter:Wojciech Drożdż, Enea Operator, Poland
Authors: Wojciech Drożdż
23 Renewable energy: rich vs developing countries perspective
(special technical session)
24 Green fuels market and new methane strategies
Fuels for future maritime transportation

Presenter: Franco Del Manso, Unione Petrolifera, Italy
Author: Franco Del Manso
Green gas retail products only partially meet consumer preferences: a comparative study
of four markets in Europe

Presenter: Carsten Herbes, Nuertingen-Geislingen University, Germany
Authors: Carsten Herbes, Benedikt Rilling  
How far should the new EU methane strategy go?
Presenter: Maria Olczak, Florence School of Regulation, Italy
Authors: Maria Olczak, Andris Piebalgs
  Conference Closing
  Conference proceedings
4th AIEE Energy Symposium - Conference Proceedings
submitted abstracts and a selection of papers - ISBN 978-88-942781-4-9
(publication date December 31st, 2019



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