How will a decarbonized energy system balance supply-demand operation to reach at least 60-70% of renewable energy sources (i.e., solar and wind) by 2050? Flexibility will be at the centre to integrate renewables, support efficient system operations, and ensure security of supply. However, incentivizing and raising flexibility touches upon multiple technological and structural challenges (e.g. market and regulatory). To this end, the objective of the workshop is to discuss:
How to characterize flexibility (and what services)? From demand-to- supply side options.
What market designs will provide the right investment signals to guarantee a business case (long term perspective) for flexibility providers (from aggregators to gas power plants)?
What new technological developments (e.g. electricity storage or hydrogen) will deliver short-term flexibility?
Which digitization tools or setups are needed for unlocking the flexibility needed for the low-carbon society? Are smart grids still a thing in providing meaningful flexibility?
Is the current regulatory framework setup (tariffs, energy taxes, sector coupling, etc.) incentivizing or blocking the use of flexibility?
Confirmed international speakers will present and discuss up-to-date research and challenges on flexibility in integrated energy systems.
The workshop will be entirely online and follow webinar style format. The registered participants (by invitation only) will receive an invitation link the day prior to the workshop in order to login to the webinar telco tool.
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The workshop covers multiple aspects of Flexibility in Integrated Energy Systems. Three main sessions will be part of the workshop, which is as follows in the program:
09:55 - 10:55: Part 1: Flexibility characterization, value, use cases and enablers
Chair: Asgeir Tomasgard
10:55 - 11:05 Stretch your legs break
11:05 - 12:15: Part 2: Energy systems integration, key flexibility technologies and industry perspective
Chair: Henrik Madsen
12:15-13:00: Lunch break
13:00-14:10: Part 3: Market design, regulation and barriers
Chair: Mark O'Malley
14:10-14:30: Conclusions and wrap up, Dr. Pedro Crespo del Granado