Publications in: Energy economics

Privatisation of Electricity Transmission and Distribution Companies in Sultanate of Oman – January 2018

Published: 20 January, 2018

London Economics has been appointed by NAMA as co-leader with Lazard Frères (Paris) for the privatisation of 5 electricity companies (4 distribution companies and 1 transmission company) of the Sultanate of Oman. LE is responsible for the preparation of the transaction structuring report which sets out the recommendations for the structure of the sale(s), undertaking […]

Stakeholder Engagement on Complex and Long-run Issues in the Energy and Water Sectors – November 2016

Published: 14 November, 2016

This paper for Sustainability First explores how different research approaches for engaging individual consumers can help uncover long-term public interest in complex areas. The paper covers both quantitative and qualitative methods, and includes behavioural experiments to test consumer responses to alternative interventions. The paper is of use to public interest advocates and energy and water […]

Understanding Consumer Vulnerability in the EU’s Key Markets – February 2016

Published: 23 February, 2016

This study for the European Commission provides a new definition of vulnerable consumers, a new methodology for measuring consumer vulnerability and new insights into the actual patterns of consumer vulnerability. The large scale study employed stakeholder consultations, consumer surveys, focus groups and behavioural experiments across the EU28 plus Iceland and Norway.

Commercial Heat Network Modelling – Presentation

Published: June, 2015

London Economics presented an overview of different financial and economic modelling assumptions for heat network (district heating) modelling in the UK. What impacts the financial viability of a district heating plant in the UK? How do the assumptions used by a purely private sector investor typically differ from the assumptions used by e.g. a local […]

Study on the Impact of the Energy Label – and Potential Changes to It – on Consumer Understanding and on Purchase Decisions – January 2015

Published: 23 January, 2015

This behavioural economics study for the European Commission investigates the impact of potential changes to the EU energy label on consumer understanding and purchasing decisions. The pan-European study uses an online and field experiment combined with a consumer survey and focus groups to provide insights on the performance of alternative label designs.

Impact on Competition and Social Welfare of the Proposed ElecLink Interconnector Between Great Britain and France

Published: November, 2013

Ofgem and CRE commissioned London Economics to review and assess the modelling, assumptions and estimated impacts on the electricity market and electricity users of a interconnector between France and Great Britain proposed by ElecLink. The summary of the report can be downloaded in English above and in French at

Detecting Abnormalities in the Brent Crude Oil Commodities and Derivatives Pricing Complex

Published: October, 2013

Seminar on Energy and Finance, UCD, Gregory P. Swinand, London Economics/Indecon, With Amy O’Mahoney (Indecon/TCD), Dublin, October 2013.

Detecting Abnormalities in the Brent Crude Oil Commodities and Derivatives Pricing Complex

Published: October, 2013

Gregory P. Swinand* and Amy O’Mahoney London Economics Working Paper Draft Please do not quote or cite without author’s permission *corresponding author

The Value of Lost Load (VoLL) for Electricity in Great Britain

Published: July, 2013

As part of the documents for the Consultation on the draft Electricity Market Reform Delivery, the Department of Energy and Climate Change has published the report prepared by London Economics which estimates the value of lost load (VoLL) for domestic, small and medium sized businesses and industrial and commercial electricity consumers in Great Britain. VoLL […]

Energy Retail Markets Comparability Study

Published: May, 2013

The report assesses the trends and position of the UK electricity and gas retail markets relative to comparable jurisdictions in terms of prices, competition and profitability. The study draws on several decades of publicly available data. The main comparator groups are the EU 15 and a selected OECD grouping based on comparability.