Annelies Huygen

POSITION: PROFESSOR | REGULATION OF ENERGY MARKETS
TNO UNIT: STRATEGIC ANALYSIS & POLICY (STRATEGY & POLICY)
UNIVERSITY: UNIVERSITY OF AMSTERDAM / UNIVERSITY OF UTRECHT
 
TNO LOCATION: THE HAGUE
EMAIL: ANNELIES.HUYGEN@TNO.NL
TEL: +31610748122

RESEARCH AREA

The energy transition is a major challenge. Everyone has to deal with it: the government, energy companies, the energy-intensive industry, other companies, NGOs and consumers. Their interests are great. Independent research is therefore important. In my research into the organization of the Dutch energy market, I combine technology, economy and law. In addition, I pay particular attention to innovation and the position of the consumer.

Until some time ago, technology was central to the search for a sustainable society. My research shows that the social side is just as important. New technologies cannot simply enter the market: the legal system must allow this. I investigate the economic and legal design of energy markets in the Netherlands and abroad and I analyze which systems work and which do not. Based on this, I make proposals to improve the Dutch system, with extra attention to innovation and the possibilities to involve consumers in their own energy supply. The publications are in Dutch. That fits best with the subject (the Dutch legal system).

My research shows that the legal effect is essential, and that Dutch laws and regulations can be improved, not only from the point of view of innovation but also from the perspective of consumer protection. Like more TNO research, the research has direct implications for Dutch public debate and policy. That is why I focus on disseminating my research results to the government, energy companies and other companies, NGOs and consumers. I do this, for example, through TNO papers (the most recent, Nice and warm without natural gas, has been viewed more than 15,000 times and downloaded more than 2000 times), through media appearances, as an expert in the Lower House and by giving advice to all sorts of stakeholders. about drafting legislation.

RECENT RESULTS

  • Annelies Huygen, Voor het effectiever uitrollen van warmtenetten moeten we eerst lessen trekken uit het buitenland, FD 29 mei 2019
  • Annelies Huygen, Luuk Beurskens, Marijke Menkveld, Laura Hoogwerf: wat kan Nederland leren van de warmtenetten in Denemarken? 23 mei 2019, onderzoek voor Energeia perspectives.
  • Annelies Huygen, innovatieve netten vragen om een nieuwe marktordening, ESB 104(4774) 6 juni 2019
  • Studio Energie, podcast over warmtenetten
  • Gesprek met Ad Verbrugge over de energietransitie, voor Voor de Ommekeer, youtubekanaal, 2019.
  • Annelies Huygen, Lekker warm zonder aardgas, TNO-Paper (2018).
  • Meest gedownloade TNO-paper van (> 15,000 views en 2161 downloads in enkele maanden). Op basis van deze paper ben ik ook verschenen in een webinar en podcast die online beschikbaar zijn:
    • Webinar (TNO) over aardgasvrije wijken (15 november 2018)
    • Podcast (TNO) over aardgasvrije wijken (2 oktober 2018)
  • Annelies Huygen, Lucia van Geuns & Richard Westerga. Metamorfose van de energievoorziening, TNO-paper (2017).
  • Jasper Donker, Annelies Huygen, et al.. Naar een toekomstbestendig energiesysteem met waarde, TNO-rapport, september 2015.
  • Annelies Huygen & Auke Hoekstra. Verduurzaming in eigen hand (2017),
  • Boek over juridische belemmeringen bij de ontwikkeling van smart grids. Dit is in een conferentie met betrokkenen aangeboden aan zes Kamerleden.
  • Merel Ooms, Annelies Huygen & Wolfram Rhomberg, Factors shaping social innovation in energy. Atlas of social Innovation (2017).

Tweede Kamer

  • Hoorzitting sectorbrede aspecten Klimaatakkoord, 27 maart 2019
  • Hoorzitting over de Wet voortgang Energietransitie, 17 januari 2017
  • Hoorzitting over de afschaffing van de aansluitingsplicht van woningen op gas, 27 juni 2017 ­­­­­

PHD SUPERVISION

Sanne Akerboom (samen met Henk Addink), a PhD obtained in October 2018 on the thesis “Between public participation and energy transition: the case of wind farms”.

LINKS

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/annelies-huygen-110586

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