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Professor Jacopo Torriti

Portrait of Professor Jacopo Torriti, School of Construction Management and Engineering
  • Module Convenor, Environmental Management and Assessment (CE3EMA) 

Areas of interest

Jacopo Torriti's research work focuses on flexible electricity demand economics.

In recent years, his interests in tools for energy policies, including cost-benefit analysis and impact assessment have been integrated with work in specific areas of energy demand in the built environment, with emphasis on economic incentives and the timing of demand practices.

Specific areas of work include Time of Use tariffs, Demand Side Response and Capacity Markets. He is currently Co-Director of the Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions and leading two EPSRC-funded projects: Residential Electricity Demand: Peaks, Sequences of Activities and Markov chains (REDPeAk) and Distributional Effects of Dynamic Pricing for Responsive Electricity Demand (DEePRED).

Research projects

  • 2018–2023 Co-Director, EPSRC/ESRC "Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS)", total project value: £23,727,343 (Research income 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, Research income 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, research income for University of Reading: £181,420

  • 2016–2017 Principal Investigator, EPSRC End Use Energy Demand Centres Responsive Fund Spending, project value for University of Reading: £26,842

  • 2013–2018 Co-Investigator, EPSRC/ESRC "Dynamics of Energy, Mobility and 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)

  • 2010–2013 Co-Investigator , EPSRC project "Reshaping Energy Demand of Users by Communication Technology and Economic Incentives", Project value for University of Surrey: £1,241,160.

Background

Before joining the University of Reading in 2011, 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 obtained a PhD from King's College London, a master's in European Studies from King's College London and a Laurea in Economics from Università di Milano.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD (Kings College London)
  • MA (Kings College London)
  • BSc Economics (Milan).

Publications