With the increasing share of renewable energy sources, electricity generation in many Member States is shifting from a system of relatively stable and continuous supply towards a system with more numerous and small-scale supply of variable sources. As a result, total electricity costs have increased while wholesale prices have decreased. This has raised new challenges for ensuring generation adequacy from conventional power plants.
The state aid guidelines state that Member States should primarily consider alternative ways of achieving generation adequacy. These would do not negatively affect the objective of phasing out environmentally-harmful subsidies, such as facilitating demand side management and increasing interconnection capacity.
The webinar discussed the direction in which electricity markets are evolving and the envisaged role of demand side flexibility in industry.
Oliver Koch, Deputy Head of Unit ‘Internal Market–Wholesale markets;electricity & gas’, DG Energy, European Commission
Stephen Woodhouse, Director, Pöyry Management Consulting
- On behalf of the Smart Energy Demand Coalition: Alicia Carrasco, Regulatory Affairs Director, Siemens Smart Grid
- Philipp Dolch, Senior Business Developer, Siemens
4. Broadening the cost-effective potentials for Demand Response: perspectives from the Paper sector
Nicola Rega, Climate Change and Energy Manager, CEPI
5. National perspectives on Industrial Demand Flexibility