L.J. (Laurens) de Vries


Laurens de Vries is a Full Professor with 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. Prof. 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: 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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