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Professor Jacopo Torriti

Jacop Torriti
  • Module Convenor, Environmental Management and Assessment (CE3EMA) 


Room 252

Building location

JJ Thompson Building

Areas of interest

- Energy policy and economics

- Energy demand flexibility

- Demand side response

- Dynamic tariffs

- Time use and energy demand

- Cost-Benefit Analysis


Postgraduate supervision

Mary Pothitou: Small power use and working practices in office buildings

Mitchell Curtis: Development of a profile-based electricity demand response estimation method

Yusuf Ibraheem: An examination of the everyday life of older people through their residential electricity demand, device use and activity patterns

Amish Poonyth: Investigating the potential value of electricity storage through market mechanisms in Great Britain

Richard Hanna: Installer businesses and renewable energy uptake in homes.



Environmental Management and Assessment (CE3EMA)

Research projects

-2023-2028 Theme Lead (Flexibility Theme) and Co-Investigator EPSRC/ESRC “Energy Demand Research Centre (EDRC)”, EP/Y010078/1, total project value: £15,507,720 (Project value for University of Reading: £994,387).

- 2018–2023 Co-Director, EPSRC/ESRC Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS), EP/R035288/1, total project value: £23,727,343 (Project value for University of Reading: £1,207,211)

-2017–2021 Principal Investigator, EPSRC Fellowship, Residential Electricity Demand: Peaks, Sequences of Activities and Markov chains (REDPeAk), EP/P000630/1, Project value for University of Reading: £615,782

-2017–2019 Principal Investigator, EPSRC project, Distributional Effects of Dynamic Pricing for Responsive Electricity Demand (DEePRED), EP/R000735/1, Project value for University of Reading: £181,420

-2013–2018 Co-Investigator, EPSRC/ESRC Dynamics of Energy, Mobility and Demand (DEMAND), total project value: £4,808,648 (Project value for University of Reading: £183,484)

-2012–2013 Principal Investigator, TSB project "Assessing the Benefits of Demand Side Response Participation in a Capacity Market", total project value: £65,994 (Project value for University of Reading: £46,873)


Before joining the University of Reading, Professor Jacopo Torriti held teaching and research positions at the London School of Economics, the University of Surrey, the European University Institute and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He is a Co-Director of the Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions(CREDS) and Flexibility Theme Lead of the Energy Demand Research Centre (EDRC). He is a member of Ofgem Academic Advisory Panel and Defra Economic Advisory Panel.

His books include Appraising the Economics of Smart Meters (2020), Energy Fables (2019) and Peak Energy Demand and Demand Side Response (2015) and are all published with Routledge.

Jacopo’s expertise is particularly well-suited for addressing questions associated with demand-side flexibility. The challenge of using energy at different times of the day or the year is shared by Demand Side Response aggregators, energy retailers and system operators. Jacopo’s research can support organisations interested in assessing the potential, impacts and implications of demand-side flexibility analysis on demand-side flexibility. An example of impact generated by Jacopo’s research relates to winners and losers of policy reform on electricity tariffs.

Academic qualifications

PhD, 2007, King’s College London

MA, 2003, King’s College London

BSc (Econ), 2001, University of Milan


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