Last update April 9, 1999

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Coordination in deregulated electricity markets
Saariselkä workshop, Ivalo (Finland)
March 22-24, 1999

Systems Analysis Laboratory, Helsinki University of Technology
The Nordic Energy Research Program

Electricity and Nordic Links - Pictures (social activities)
Contact information

·The workshop
·Another type of meeting
·Saariselkä - Lapland
·Daily schedule
Travel and Hotel in Helsinki
·Papers and edited volume
·Organizing committee
·List of participants

The workshop

The absence of central coordination in deregulated electricity markets sets a new range of challenges to their organization and functioning. Although a lot of academic research has been done in the recent years on these topics, contributions and discussions tend to stay within a single field (economics, systems analysis, policy analysis...). This workshop aims at joining researchers of different fields to focus on the following issues, where coordination problems arise:

    • Investment and environment
    • Transmission pricing and market power
    • Risk coordination (Financials tools)

Nordic researchers will present some issues of the first open multinational electricity market, but the emphasis of the workshop is on the coordination problem in a generic electricity market/network.

Another type of meeting

This workshop is different because it will group researchers from different fields but working on a same topic. Its location, in Lapland, will allow a friendly atmosphere and many leisure activities after the sessions, giving a nice social context to continue discussions in afternoons and evenings. Cross-country and other skiing, sauna, walks in the forest are among the many possible activities offered in Lapland.


Saariselkä - Lapland

Saariselkä is a Nordic resort center above the Arctic Circle. In late March, the weather is friendly, the snow abundant and days are already long. All types of snow and winter sports are at hand, and at the same time wild nature is open for discovery. The airport is located in Ivalo, near Saariselkä.

Accommodation and activities will be located at the Tunturi Hotel.

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Sunday, March 21 Welcome in Saariselkä
Monday, March 22     8.30 - 13.30     Workshop activities  
Afternoon Lappish activities
Tuesday, March 23 8.30 - 13.30 Workshop activities
Wednesday, March 24      8.30 - 13.30 Workshop activities
Afternoon Lappish activities
Thursday, March 25 Departure


Up to 30 participants can attend the workshop. The regristration fee is 1200 FIM, including the meals (from the dinner on Sunday, March 21 to the dinner on Wednesday, March, 24). If you want to register, please send an e-mail to Pierre-Olivier Pineau. A block of hotel rooms are held at the Tunturi Hotel, please contact us for your reservation.

Airport Hotel

If you will be in Helsinki before or after the conference, please let us know. We recommend the Ramada Hotel at the airport (+358 9 415 75100), for 450 FIM / night.

Papers and edited volume

A copy of all papers will be made available for each participant. Publication of the papers in an edited volume will be considered if enough interest is shown.

Deadlines for speakers


The Systems Analysis Laboratory organizes this workshop in collaboration with the Nordic Energy Research Program. The Systems Analysis Laboratory is part of the Helsinki University of Technology. Our main research areas in addition to energy modeling are environment and decision analysis. For general information on the Systems Analysis Laboratory, go to our web page.

Click here for information on our electricity modeling activities and other Nordic energy links.

Organizing committee

Raimo P. Hämäläinen, Director of the Systems Analysis Laboratory - Chairman HH01580A.gif (1311 bytes)
Pertti Haaparanta, Professor at the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration HH01580A.gif (1311 bytes)
Pierre-Olivier Pineau, Researcher and Ph.D. student - Workshop coordinator HH01580A.gif (1311 bytes)
Pauli Murto, Researcher and Ph.D. student HH01580A.gif (1311 bytes)


Christian Andersen, NHH and SNF (Norway)
Hung-po Chao, EPRI and Stanford (USA)
Harri Ehtamo, Helsinki University of Technology, SAL (Finland)
Richard Green, University of Cambridge (UK)
Juha Honkatukia, ETLA (Finland)
Raimo P. Hämäläinen, Helsinki University of Technology, SAL (Finland)
Erkki Lakervi, HUT (Finland)
Maria Kopsakangas-Savolainen, University of Oulu (Finland)
Seppo Kärkkäinen, VTT Energy (Finland)
Simo Makkonen, Process Vision (Finland)
Matti Malinen (Finland)
Pauli Murto, Helsinki University of Technology, SAL (Finland)
Gjermund Nese, SNF (Norway)
Ole Jess Olsen, Roskilde University (Denmark)
Shmuel Oren, University of California, Berkeley (USA)
Eero Pere, Sener (Finland)
Pierre-Olivier Pineau, HUT, SAL (Finland) and Hautes Études Commerciales (Canada)
Pekka Pirilä, HUT, Energy Economics and Power Plant Engineering (Finland)
Jukka Ruusunen, Fortum (Finland)
Mika Räsänen, Cap Gemini (Finland)
Klaus Skytte, Riso National Laboratory (Denmark)
Yves Smeers, CORE (Belgium)
Pekka Sulamaa, ETLA (Finland)

Contact information
Inside Finland, dial 0 instead of 358. Time in Finland is GMT+2

e-mail Mobile phone
Raimo Hämäläinen +358 50 067 7942
Pierre-Olivier Pineau +358 40 721 4726
Harri Ehtamo +358 50 341 6553
Pauli Murto +358 50 583 4225
Ramada Hotel (at the Helsinki airport) +358 9 415 75100
Tunturi Hotel (Saariselkä) +358 16 68 111