Agora Energiewende

Storage and other flexibility options: How to bring renewables safely into the grid

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Agora Energiewende
DATE 31 October 2019
TIME 02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
VENUE
Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands Singapore
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Driven by the rapid decrease in technological costs and greater environmental concerns, renewables, in particular wind and solar power, play an increasingly important role in power systems globally. In 2018 alone, renewable energy generation grew by 450 TWh globally.

However, wind power and PV are variable and weather-dependent, subject to forecasting error and located often far away from areas of high demand. Integrating renewables requires us to rethink the way power systems are planned and operated, in order to ensure the load is covered at all times. Discussions often focus on storage as the major solution to this challenge as the ability to store excess electricity is expected to fill the gaps when output from wind and solar energy is low.

Looking at countries where wind power and PV contribute significantly to the electricity supply, reveals a larger range of solutions to build flexibility into the grid. In Germany, wind and solar PV provide up to 75% of power demand during certain hours. Storage, as of now, plays a minor role in keeping the lights on at any time of the year.

To what extent can these learnings can be applied to the transformation of the power system in emerging economies, such as in Southeast Asia, where power demand is increasing rapidly? In this roundtable, we will present two recent independent analyses that will layout sustainable power system pathways for Indonesia and Vietnam, and address the need for suitable regulation to ensure the lights will not go out.

Programme Details

Time Event
 14:00 Welcome and Introduction
Philipp Godron,  Senior Associate, Agora  Energiewende
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 14:15 How Renewables will drive power system growth in South-East Asia
Indonesia: A Roadmap to 2030
Fabby Tumiwa, Executive Director, Institute for Essential Services Reform
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 14:30 Vietnam: A Roadmap to 2030
Nhien Ngo, Director, VIET Vietnam initiative for Energy Transition
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 14:45 The Integration of high shares of RE in SEA: lessons learned and outlook
Simon Rolland, Programme Director, GIZ
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 15:00  Questions and Discussion
 15:30  Tea Break
 16:00  How to deal with the flexibility challenge:
The current and the future role of storage
Philipp Gordon,  Senior Associate, Agora  Energiewende
16:15  Experiences from Germany and Europe
Dimitri Pescia, Senior Associate, Agora Energiewende
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16:30 Discussion: How can policymakers make sure the lights will not go out ?
17:00 Adjourn


Speakers

Philip-Gordon

Philipp Godron

Senior Associate

Agora Energiewende

Dimitri-Pescia

Dimitri Pescia

Senior Associate

Agora Energiewende

Simon-Rolland

Simon Rolland

Programme Director

Gesellschafts f├╝r Internationale Zussamenarbeit (GIZ)

Fabby-Tumiwa

Fabby Tumiwa

Executive Director

Institute for Essential Services Reform (IESR)

Ngo-To-Nhien

Ngo To Nhien

Executive Director

Vietnam Initiative for Energy Transition (VIET)

Moderator

Philip-Gordon

Philipp Godron

Senior Associate

Agora Energiewende

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