Dr. Iliana Ilieva was born in Bulgaria and in 2008 completed bachelor’s degree in economics at the Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria. Ilieva continued her education within the economics field and in 2011 took a master’s degree in economics from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences: School of Economics and Business, Ås, Norway. In 2015 Ilieva graduated PhD in renewable energy with focus on energy system analysis. The PhD was completed at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Department of Ecology and Natural Resource Management, Ås, Norway. During her PhD studies Iliana spent several months as a visiting student at the University of Maryland in the US.
Since 2015 she has been working at Smart Innovation Norway, located in Halden Norway. Her position as Senior Researcher and Scientific Coordinator has main focus on the fields of energy markets, market design, local energy trade, smart grid, demand flexibility, renewable energy. As part of her research work she has been authoring and co-authoring various journal and conference papers. Her recent scientific publications have been targeting the IEEE International Energy Conference (EnergyCon), the International Conference on Electricity Distribution (CIRED), the Journal of Clean energy Technologies and others. Further, her current research interests relate to demand response, business modelling, innovative contract regimes, fair trade and total societal impact within the energy sector.
Dr. Ilieva is actively participating in various Norwegian and European initiatives within the energy field and is leading Smart Innovation Norway’s contribution to various national and international (H2020) research projects.
The impact of end-user market integration and the smart grid on electricity retailers in the Nordic region
With the help of a mixed complementarity problem formulation that describes a simplified market setting with two competing retailers, this paper analyzes the impact of the pending market changes on electricity retailers’ price markup and profit.