Events / Scholarship Competition
II. REKK scholarship competition 2007-200821 of February, 2008

REKK has organised its second scholarship competition with the support of Bakony Power Plant. The competition was open for university students. The following topics were suggested for analysis:

  • Fuel biomass markets in Hungary, focusing on fuelwood and corn
  • Temperature dependance in electricity consumption, the example of summer 2006 and 2007
  • Economic indicators of Hungary’s energy dependence, compared to three EU member states (one of them Romania, Slovakia, Austria or Slovenia)
  • Economic modelling of ownership issues of the TSO
  • Is state support necessary for pumped storage power plant construction?
  • EU emission right trade prices in the second stage
  • Effect of price cap regulation on the investment activity of the regulated company
  • Effect of political cycles on the tariff setting of utilities in Hungary
  • Socially optimal use of cross-border electricity trade, or „should we close the borders if electricity is cheaper than int he neighborhood?”

13 papers were submitted for the competition.

Awards:

I. prize - Péter Kotek: Effect of political cycles on residential natural gas tariff setting

II. prize - Katalin Springel: Economic modelling of ownership issues of the TSO

III. prize - Orsolya Scultéty : Effect of energetic use of fuelwood on the Hungarian fuelwood market

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