Prof.dr.ir. L.J. (Laurens) de Vries
Prof. dr. ir. Laurens de Vries (Delft University of Technology, Faculty of TPM) is an expert on energy sector market design and regulation and on energy systems integration. He is Full Professor of Complex Energy Transitions and the coordinator of the Energy Systems Integration Program of the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA). EBN (Energiebeheer Nederland), a Dutch government agency, is funding his position, as well as a postdoc, for the years 2022 –2026.
Prof. De Vries is currently involved in a range of projects on topics like electricity market design for an all-renewable system (TradeRES, H2020) and modeling and designing markets for new forms of flexibility (DEMOSES, Dutch Science Foundation).
His participation in the Sustainable Energy Technology and Systems Program (2012-2020; Erasmus Mundus) resulted in the simulation of various capacity remuneration mechanisms and the CO2 European Emission Trade System with TU Delft’s EMLab model, an agent-based electricity market investment model. In the PROMOTioN Project (Horizon 2020), Prof. De Vries integrated technical and economic insights on the design of an electricity market for a meshed offshore grid in the North Sea.
Prof. De Vries obtained his degree in mechanical engineering from TU Delft. He obtained a second Master Degree in Environmental Studies, with a focus on environmental economics from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington State, USA. In 2004, he received his doctorate degree from TU Delft on the topic of electricity generation adequacy.
Economics and regulation of sustainable energy systems
Master Sustainable Energy Technology
Electricity and Gas: Market Design and Policy Issues
Master Complex Systems Engineering and Management
Governance specialisatie (Energie en Industrie)
Bachelor Technische Bestuurskunde
Roman J. Hennig, David Ribó-Pérez, Laurens J.de Vries Simon H. Tindemans. 2022.’What's a good distribution network tariff? - Developing indicators for performance assessment’. Applied Energy 318, 15 July 2022, 119186. Open access, available at ScienceDirect
De Vries, L., & Doorman, G. (2021). ‘Valuing consumer flexibility in electricity market design’. In F. P. Sioshansi (Ed.), Variable Generation, Flexible Demand (pp. 287–308). Elsevier.
Piao, L., de Vries, L., de Weerdt, M., & Yorke-Smith, N. (2021). ‘Electricity markets for DC distribution systems: Locational pricing trumps wholesale pricing’. Energy, 214, 118876.
Poplavskaya, K., Lago, J., Strömer, S., & De Vries, L. (2021). ‘Making the most of short-term flexibility in the balancing market : Opportunities and challenges of voluntary bids in the new balancing market design’. Energy Policy, 158.
Ksenia Poplavskaya, Gerhard Totschnig, Fabian Leimgruber, Gerard Doorman, Gilles Etienne and Laurens de Vries (2020). ‘Integration of day-ahead market and redispatch to increase cross-border exchanges in the European electricity market.’ Applied Energy 278 (Nov.): 115669. Open access, available at ScienceDirect
De Vries, Laurens J., and Remco A. Verzijlbergh. 2018. “How Renewable Energy Is Reshaping Europe’s Electricity Market Design.” Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy 7 (2).
Pradyumna C. Bhagwat, Kaveri. K. Iychettira, Jörn C. Richstein, Emile J.L. Chappin and Laurens J. De Vries (2017). “The effectiveness of capacity markets in the presence of a high portfolio share of renewable energy sources”. Utilities Policy 48:76-91.
Richstein, J. C., Chappin, É. J. L., & De Vries, L. J. (2015). The market (in-)stability reserve for EU carbon emission trading: Why it might fail and how to improve it. Utilities Policy 35, 1–18. Open access, available at ScienceDirect.
- 2017 – present:
Joint Program Coordinator of the Energy Systems Integration Program of the European Energy Research Association.
- 2014 - 2017
Board Member - Benelux Association for Energy Economics (Brancheorganisatie: Industrie)
- Gheorghe, AV, Masera, M, Weijnen, MPC & Vries, LJ de (Eds.). (2006). Critical Infrastructures at Risk, Securing the European Electric Power System (Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality, Vol.9). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer.
- Knops, HPA, Vries, LJ de & Correlje, AF (2004). Energiekeuze(s) belicht, Beleidskeuzes voor de inrichting van de elektriciteits- en gassector in Nederland. The Hague, The Netherlands: Wetenschappelijk Instituut van het CDA.
Laurens de Vries
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Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management
Engineering Systems and Services
Energy and Industry
Prof.dr.ir. L.J. de Vries
Dr. Laurens J. de Vries is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management of Delft University of Technology. He performs research and teaches in the field of energy market design, analyzing the mutual relationships between the physical infrastructure and its (economic) organization and regulation. Recent research projects involve the design of European balancing markets, the design of direct-current microgrids and congestion in distribution networks. Previously, he has done much work on questions relating to the relationships between regulation and investment, in particular on how various policy instruments such as the CO2 market, renewable energy policy, capacity mechanisms and transmission network congestion management affect the transition path to a low-carbon energy system.
Dr. de Vries is the Coordinator of the European Energy Research Alliance Joint Programme on Energy Systems Integration and was the secretary of the Benelux Association for Energy Economics from 2011 to 2017. Dr. De Vries has a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Delft University of Technology, a M.A. in Environmental Studies from The Evergreen State College and he obtained his Ph.D. Degree from the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management of Delft University of Technology.
- ancillary activities
2019-01-01 - 2024-01-01
Electricity, natural gas, steam and air conditioning supply
2022-02-01 - 2024-01-29
Electricity, natural gas, steam and air conditioning supply