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In this section we listed our papers published in academic journals, books and other pieces not published by REKK.

Impact of COVID-19 on Renewable Energy AuctionsAURES Policy Brief - policy briefPublished: 25 of May, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic and its economic and political disruption are having severe repercussions on renewable energy (RES) auctions, affecting RES procurement, delaying projects’ developments and auctions execution, increasing projects’ financing risks ...

Evaluation of the new Hungarian energy strategyREKK's opinion on the energy strategy - policy briefPublished: 12 of May, 2020

The Hungarian government published its new energy strategy in January 2020. The strategy and related action plans define Hungary's climate and energy policy goals through 2030 with an outlook to 2040. The strategy shall ensure clean, smart and affordable ...

Environmental assessment of future electricity mix – Linking an hourly economic model with LCAJournal of Cleaner Production - scholarly articlesPublished: 1 of May, 2020

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is an increasingly widespread method for the environmental accounting of products and services. Since almost all production processes use grid electricity, the environmental impact of power generation plays a key role in LCA.

The key to further successful renewable energy auctions in Hungarypolicy briefPublished: 30 of April, 2020

The results of the first renewable energy auction in Hungary have been published in March 2020. Although the auction was successful in attending investors and driving down support costs, market participants associated high risks with the auction scheme.

Coexistence of nuclear and renewables in the V4 electricity system: Friends or enemies?scholarly articlesPublished: 31 of March, 2020

The paper examines the interactions between nuclear and variable renewable generation capacities (vRES) under various assumptions in the broader V4 region. Four exploratory scenarios are analysed with high and low penetration levels of vRES and nuclear ...

The effect of discount rate on the yearly payment of Paks Nuclear Power Plant into the central nuclear financial fundCompetition and Regulation 2019 - books, chaptersPublished: 26 of March, 2020

Decommissioning of nuclear power plants are very costly. In most of the countries using nuclear capacities for electricity production, the dismantling of nuclear waste is financed by a nuclear fund. Due to the fact that the decommissioning and the safety ...

Are we still falling? Sustainability and equity in the Hungarian water utility services sectorBudapest Management Review - scholarly articlesPublished: 28 of November, 2019

In this article, the authors look at the recent history of the Hungarian water utility sector, dividing it into two essential periods: the pre-2011 and post-2011 periods are separated by the adoption of a globally unique sectoral reform package. At the ...

Electric tango – Turning points in the regulation of the Hungarian electricity sectorBudapest Management Review - scholarly articlesPublished: 28 of November, 2019

The process of structural reforms, market design changes and regulatory measures of the Hungarian electricity sector can be described as the machinations and the character of a tango in the last 30 years; fast dynamic moves back and forward, with side ...

Fifteen years of gas market liberalisation in HungaryBudapest Management Review - scholarly articlesPublished: 28 of November, 2019

Since the opening of the natural gas market in 2004, profound changes have taken place in ownership, regulation and operation of the natural gas market. After morphing to a multi-player competition market structure, some market segments returned to ...

Is it a history of a successful market opening? Liberalization in the Hungarian electricity sectorBudapest Management Review - scholarly articlesPublished: 28 of November, 2019

From the 2000’s until today, much has changed on the Hungarian electricity wholesale market. In this article the authors present an overview of market liberalisation efforts of the past 15 years across different market segments (supply side, trade); how ...