Flexibility options in low-carbon scenarios for European energy system – online workshop 16 january

The H2020 project Open ENTRANCE developed four European scenarios which aim to limit the global temperature increase to 1.5°C to 2.0°C.

The power system will include very high shares of wind and solar resources. In periods where the wind is not blowing or the sun is not shining, other solutions are necessary to balance to power system. This workshop provides in-depth insights about the impact on the power system of such measures as flexibility in demand, communities of actors, large-scale utilisation of batteries, pumped-hydro storage and seasonal storage in underground rocks.

The results further demonstrate how the Open Modelling Platform from Open ENTRANCE can be used. This Platform includes open and linked models as well as open data for the energy system in each country in Europe, and is another topic of the workshop.

openENTRANCE storylines typology = policy exertion x technological novelty x smart society. The three dimmensions set the scene on three disruptors or uncertainties which together creates four scenarios (coloured squares)
openENTRANCE storylines typology = policy exertion x technological novelty x smart society. The three dimmensions set the scene on three disruptors or uncertainties which together creates four scenarios (coloured squares)

Registration

The online workshop will take place on 16 January from 12:30 to 16:00.

Workshop objectives

  • Present and discuss analyses results related to flexibility options and impacts on the future low-emission energy system
  • Present and assess The Open Modelling Platform. This Platform models each European country as well as the pan-European low emission energy system

The half-day workshop is arranged in two main parts:

  • Part I: Flexibility options in an energy system with large shares of wind and solar resources
    • Consists of a detailed presentation of impacts of different flexibility options and their impact on the local to pan-European energy system
    • Panel discussion
  • Part II: Presentation and assessment of The Open Modelling Platform for analyses of low carbon futures for Europe
    • The Open Modelling Platform for integration of open models and data is presented and assessed.

Programme

12:30 pm

Welcome and workshop objectives,  Petter Støa, SINTEF

The Open ENTRANCE project at glance, Coordinator Ingeborg Graabak, SINTEF

Part I: Flexibility options in an energy system with large shares of wind and solar resources

  1. Open low emission scenarios for European countries 2050 with particular focus on the balancing measures / Konstantin Löffler, TU Berlin, 20 min
  2. Flexibility options – the Open ENTRANCE case studies (each 10 minutes including external expert comment)
    1. Sandrine Charousset, EDF, “Flexibility from residential demand-response: potentials and impacts to the electricity system”
    2. Theresia Perger, TU Wien: “Behavior of communities of actors“
    3. Luis Olmos, Comillas, « Need for flexibility – Storage “
    4. Philipp Härtel, Fraunhofer, « Impact of hydrogen import prices, cross-border exchange and transport sector flexibility in climate-neutral Europe”
    5. BREAK 15 min
    6. Dimitri Pinel, SINTEF « Assessing the potential of seasonal thermal storage for local energy systems in a Norwegian neighbourhood»
    7. Amos Scheldorn; DTU « Modelling heat demand flexibility in the Danish energy system in 2050 »
    8. Gokhan Kirkil, Kadir Has University « The role of natural gas storage for flexibility in Turkey»
  3. Panel debate “Flexibility needs and solutions in the future energy system” 30 min
  4. BREAK 15 minutes

 

15:00 pm 

Part II:  Presentation and assessment of The Open Modelling Platform for analyses of low carbon scenarios for Europe 

  1. The Open Modelling Platform for analyses of low emission scenarios of the European energy system 10 min
  2. Experiences from using The Open Platform/ Sandrine Charousset, EDF,15 min
  3. Panel debate “The Open Modelling Platform – usefulness and need for further development” 15 minutes
  4. Comments from the Commission 15 minutes
  5. Final remarks and closing the workshop 5 min/Petter Støa, SINTEF

Workshop chair: Vice President of SINTEF Energy Research Petter Støa.

For more details or questions: Open ENTRANCE coordinator Ingeborg Graabak, Ingeborg.graabak@sintef.no

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