The seminar starts with a summary of Prof. Kristiansen’s previous research with a main emphasis on merchant transmission utilizing financial transmission rights. Next he will outline his vision for the technical activities. The next part of the seminar deals with the key issues for the Russian energy market. The issues include:
- The size of Russia’s power system
- Upgrading of the transmission system
- Improvement of power system reliability and efficiency
- Reduction of natural gas dependency
- Cross-border collaboration
- Integration of renewables and congestion management
- Optimization of central heating
- Modernization of Russia’s power generation fleet
- Reduction of carbon dependency by increasing the utilization of renewables
The final part outlines Tarjei’s plans for the future.
Tarjei Kristiansen is an electricity market professional with extensive industry and academic experience in several markets. He has specialized in electricity market analysis and forecasting for various commercial organizations.
Dr. Kristiansen holds a PhD in Electrical Power Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and he completed the Fellows Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. His PhD focused on risk management associated with transmission congestion including financial transmission rights.
He has frequently published papers on European electricity markets, modeling and financial transmission rights in the US.