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
    ECTS: 5

  • Electricity and Gas: Market Design and Policy Issues 
    Master Complex Systems Engineering and Management 
    ECTS: 5

  • Governance specialisatie (Energie en Industrie)
    Bachelor Technische Bestuurskunde
    ECTS: 5

  • Roman J. Hennig, David Ribó-Pérez, Laurens 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.

More publications

  • 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.

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