I am Annelies Huygen, a professor of energy market regulation at the University of Utrecht and a principal consultant at TNO Vector. I am an economist and a lawyer, and I obtained my doctoral degree in 1998 on the liberalization of the electricity sector. Since then, I have been conducting research on energy markets, both in theory and in practice.
In recent years, my research has been primarily focused on the heat market and the integration of electricity, heat, and cooling. In my work, I consistently combine technical, economic, and legal aspects. I pay particular attention to innovation and the position of consumers. I draw a lot of inspiration from the functioning of energy systems in other countries.