AURES II would like to invite researchers to submit research papers related to renewable energy auctions to our special issue with the title “Renewable energy auctions – past, present, and future” in Elsevier’s journal Energy Policy.

The special issue aims at giving a comprehensive picture of renewable energy auction performances and providing policy recommendations for (future) auction design.

Hence, we invite submissions on (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • General performance of RE auctions with regard to allocative efficiency and/or effectiveness, such as comparative studies of RE auctions and other support instruments
  • Analysis of specific design elements and their impacts on the auction performance and the overall energy systems, such as prequalification criteria, single vs. multi-technology auctions, etc.
  • The role of RE auctions in a ‘post-subsidy’ environment
  • Recent developments in the design of auctions in areas of RE policy outside of electricity generation support. For example, auctions designed for green hydrogen, heat production, or seabed tenure.
  • Impact of RE auctions on
    • actor diversity
    • financing conditions
    • public acceptance of RE
    • the wider political economy of renewable energy


Final submission deadline: 15-May-2022

You can find further information on the special issue in the call for papers.