Electricity systems are getting more complex in light of the rapid expansion of renewables. New sources of flexibility are needed to ensure supply and demand can be balanced in real-time, and the systems can be operated safely and reliably. The potential is enormous with the increasing uptake of distributed generation and storage, and the roll-out of electric vehicles and electrical heat devices.
Traditional sources of flexibility, such as large scale dispatchable fossil fuel plants, are decommissioned, and the market is increasingly looking for flexibility at a smaller scale to solve the problem. The potential is enormous with the increasing uptake of distribution connection generation and storage, and the roll-out of electric vehicles and electrical heat devices. At the same time, customers are engaging as they never have before, motivated by reducing their carbon footprint and an increasing interest in localism.
Join Annemie Viaene, Partner, Energy, Utilities and Resources and Duncan Sinclair, Partner, Energy Networks, for a webinar on 23 June 2020, 13:00-14:00 CET (12:00-13:00 BST) with:
- Bruno Gouverneur, Deputy Secretary General at Synergrid, Belgium
- Richard Sarti, Director of Marketing and Sales at NODES, Norway
- Genna Boyle, Head of Business Development at Limejump (a Shell subsidiary), UK
We will discuss questions such as:
- Why are we seeing so little small scale flexibility active in the market given undoubted need and potential?
- What are the barriers to greater participation? Is it technology, gaps in market design, lack of regulatory incentives, or difficulty in developing compelling customer propositions?
- How could these barriers be overcome? What needs to be done to enable greater participation from small scale flexibility in the market?
This webinar has now finished.