ENERDAY 2018 - 12th Conference on Energy Economics and Technology

Table of contents

    1. Subject
    2. Date and Venue
    3. Attendance Fees
    4. Registration
    5. Paper Proposals
    6. ENERDAY-Award for Best Oral Presentation
    7. Contact
    8. Organizing Institutions


ENERDAY 2018 - Market and Sector Integration - National and European Perspectives, 27th April 2018, Dresden


Europe has committed itself to ambitious climate policy targets. With the year 2020 fast approaching, it is an important juncture to conduct a preliminary evaluation of the target achievement across Europe and determine what energy policy measures and strategies
need to be taken to put Europe on track to reach the policy goals set for 2030. Against this background, this year´s ENERDAY conference is devoted to discussing the fundamental issues facing market and sector integration in Europe, including: how well are European markets integrated and which challenges are still to overcome?, what role does sector coupling play with regard to electricity systems, the integration of renewables and the targeted policy goals?, how well is the system integration of renewables working and how best can this be achieved?, what energy efficiency measures should be taken and which barriers still need to be overcome?, how can flexibility on the demand side be leveraged and which regulatory issues need to be resolved?
The 12th Conference on Energy Economics and Technology (“ENERDAY”) provides a platform for discussing the pressing issues surrounding energy systems, markets and policies, with a special focus on “system, market and sector integration from a national
and a European perspective”. Empirical analysis, fundamental modelling approaches, best practice examples and evaluations of policy and market design are of particular interest. A special emphasis is placed on intensifying dialogue on techno-economic issues and perspectives.
We cordially invite to submit a contribution and look forward to engaging presentations and fruitful discussions. Papers may be theoretical or of an applied nature, and should address the following issues:

I. Cross-sectional topics

  • Energy policy target achievement and strategies, e.g. assessing European climate/energy policy goals and achievement levels, interactions between policy instruments across Europe, strategies for reforming/fine-tuning policy instruments, etc.
  • European market integration and regulatory issues, e.g. measuring European market integration, network expansion measures, impacts on energy/climate policy, regulatory hurdles for integration, etc.
  • Sector coupling - convergence of electricity, heat and gas markets (power to gas, power to heat), etc., decarbonisation pathways (green gas vs. all-electric), economic viability of storage technologies, infrastructure requirements, etc.
  • Energy efficiency, e.g. efficiency benchmarking, best practice examples, self-supply, social norms to increase energy efficiency, concepts and visions towards a 2000 Watt society, energy management systems, EE in industry etc.
  • Flexibility and demand response, e.g. demand side management and its potentials, contribution of demand flexibility to the integration of renewables, smart meters and smart demand, role of the demand side in the energy market, etc.

II. Sectoral analyses and case studies

  • Electricity sector: investments in infrastructure, reserve, capacity markets and adequacy, congestion management, etc.
  • Heating sector: promotion of renewables in the heating sector, efficiency measures, combined heat and power, etc.
  • Transport sector: hydrogen, electric mobility, traditional fossil fuels, new mobility concepts, etc.
  • Natural gas and oil sector: price developments and infrastructural analysis, inner-European markets, Energy Union, etc.
  • Sector coupling: case studies and practice examples, etc.


Date and Venue

The Chair of Energy Economics at Technische Universität Dresden will be hosting the 12th Conference on Energy Economics and Technology - ENERDAY2018 at the 27th of April 2018 in Dresden. The Enerday2018 consists of three major elements, the "Pre-Conference Dinner", the conference itself and the "Gala Dinner". These take place at different locations in the City. 

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ENERDAY2018 locations in Dresden


ENERDAY2018 locations in Dresden © EE2

Different from last years, this year the conference will move its venue from the main university campus to the "Messe Dresden". There, the individual sessions are held in the area of the "Via Mobile 7" with its four conference rooms. The conference will begin approximately at 9 am. A more detailed schedule will be announced soon. 

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"Messe Dresden" and the "Via Mobile 7" Site Map


"Messe Dresden" and the "Via Mobile 7" Site Map © EE2

The site of the Messe Dresden can be accessed either via car or public traffic very easily. For further Information about Arrival & Parking please check these links:

Arrival Description (english)  |  Arrival Description (german)


Attendance Fees

If you want to participate at the ENERDAY 2018 you have different categories of tickets from which to choose. Regardless of the category, the fees are covering your participation at the conference as well as the attendance to the "Pre-Conference-Dinner" and the "Gala-dinner", which is voluntary. An overview of the different ticket types is given below:

  • Early Bird Ticket:  If you register until March 31, 2018 the participation fee amounts up to 120,- EUR per Person.
  • Standard Ticket:  If you register from April 1st , 2018 the fee amounts to 190,- EUR per Person.

Members of the enerConnect association receive a discount:

  • Early Bird (enerCONNECT): Participants registering until March 31, 2018 pay a participation fee of 90,- EUR per Person.
  • Standard (enerCONNECT): Participants registering from April 1st, 2018 pay a participation fee of 160,- EUR p.P..     

The participation for enrolled Students, Key Note Speaker as well as Sponsoring Partner is free of charge.



If you want to attend the ENERDAY 2018 please register using the Registration Tool  (link). All fields marked with (*) are mandatory for registration. Note that the registration period expires on April 18, 2018.


Paper Proposals

Please send an extended abstract (one page, about 300 words, in English, including a short CV) by 2nd February 2018 as a Word file to: enerday@ee2.biz. For formatting the abstract, please use this Template.                                                                                        You will receive an acceptance confirmation by 23rd February 2018 at the latest. Accepted abstracts will be printed in the Conference Book of Abstracts. A full version of the paper and presentation have to be submitted by 27th April 2018 if you would like both to be published on the website.


ENERDAY-Award for Best Oral Presentation

To encourage speakers at ENERDAY conference and to upgrade the quality of presentations a competition is held for the best oral presentation of a researcher during the conference. The ENERDAY-Award is sponsored by both enerCONNECT as well as GEE. Further information is available here: ENERDAY Award.



Linda Schwabe, Chair of Energy Economics, TU Dresden; enerday@ee2.biz; www.ee2.biz; phone: +49-351-463-33297

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Organizing Institutions

The Chair of Energy Economics (EE2) at TU Dresden specialises in the techno-economic analysis of energy systems and markets. DIW Berlin, the German Institute for Economic Research, is one of the leading economic research institutes in Germany, carrying out fundamental research and policy advice, e.g. on transport, energy and environmental economics. The Workgroup for Infrastructure Policy (WIP) at Berlin University of Technology focuses on organizational models, financing and regulation of infrastructure sectors, mainly transport and energy. The Gesellschaft für Energiewissenschaft und Energiepolitik e.V. (GEE) is the German Chapter of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE).

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