Dr.ir. L.J. (Laurens) de Vries


Laurens 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 electricity market design, analyzing the mutual relationships between the physical infrastructure and its (economic) organization and regulation. He focuses on the relationships between regulation and investment, in particular on how the various policy instruments for CO2 emission reduction, renewable energy, security of supply and network congestion management affect the transition path to a low-carbon energy system. Dr. De Vries has a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Delft University of Technology and an 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.

  • Economics and regulation of sustainable energy systems
    Master Sustainable Energy Technology
    ECTS: 4
  • Research challenges
    Master Complex System Engineering & Management
    ECTS: 5
  • Electricity and Gas: Market Design and Policy Issues 
    Master Systems Engineering, Policy Analysis & Man.
    ECTS: 5
  • Governance specialisatie (E en I)
    Bachelor Technische Bestuurskunde
    ECTS: 5
  • Bhagwat, P. C., Vries, L. J. De, Marcheselli, A., Richstein, J. C., & Chappin, E. J. L. (2017). ‘An analysis of a forward capacity market with long-term contracts’. Energy Policy, 111(May), 255–267. Open access, available at: ScienceDirect
  • Chappin, E.J.L., De Vries, L.J., Richstein, J.C., Bhagwat, P., Iychettira, K. and Khan, S. (2017). “Simulating climate and energy policy with agent-based modelling: The Energy Modelling Laboratory (EMLab)”. Environmental Modelling & Software 96: 421-431. Open access, available at: ScienceDirect
  • Pradyumna C. Bhagwat, Jörn C. Richstein, Emile J.L. Chappin, Kaveri. K. Iychettira, Laurens J. De Vries (2017). “Cross-border effects of capacity mechanisms in interconnected power systems”. Utilities Policy. Available online 31 March 2017. Open access, available at: ScienceDirect
  • Doorman, G. and De Vries, L.J. (2017). ‘Electricity market design based on consumer demand for capacity’. Paper submitted to the Eurelectric/FSR Market Design Challenge. Brussels: Eurelectric.
  • P.C. Bhagwat, J.C. Richstein, E.J.L. Chappin, L.J. De Vries (2016). “The effectiveness of a strategic reserve in the presence of a high portfolio share of renewable energy sources”. Utilities Policy 39, April 2016: 13–28. Open access, available at: ScienceDirect
  • Verzijlbergh, R.A., De Vries, L.J. & Lukszo, Z. (2014). “Renewable energy sources and responsive demand. Do we need congestion management in the distribution grid?” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems 29 (5): 2119-2128.
  • Richstein, J.C., Chappin, E.J.L. and De Vries, L.J. (2014). “Cross-border electricity market effects due to price caps in an emission trading system: An agent-based approach.” Energy Policy. Vol. 71., pp. 139–158.
  • Van Blijswijk, M. and De Vries, L.J. (2012). “Evaluating congestion management in the Dutch electricity transmission grid”. Energy Policy 51: 916–926.
  • Chappin, E.J.L., Dijkema, G.P.J. and De Vries, L.J. (2010). “Carbon policies: do they deliver in the long run?” In: F.P. Sioshansi (ed.), Carbon Constrained: Future of Electricity Generation.  Elsevier.
  • De Vries, L. and P. Heijnen (2008). “The impact of electricity market design upon investment under uncertainty: The effectiveness of capacity mechanisms”. Utilities Policy 16 (3): 215-227.
  • Correljé, A.F. and L.J. De Vries (2008). “Hybrid electricity markets: the problem of explaining different patterns of restructuring”. In: F.P. Sioshansi (ed.), Competitive Electricity Markets, Design, implementation, performance.  Elsevier.
  • Neuhoff, K. and De Vries, L.J. 2004. “Insufficient incentives for investment in electricity generation”. Utilities Policy 12 (4): 253-267.

More publications

  • 2014-01-01 - present
    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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