The 2020s will be pivotal for the development of flexibility to support the energy transition. This webinar, co-hosted by Delta-EE & SmartEN, will comprise of 3 sessions lasting 35 minutes each.
1. EU Regulations – With the announcement of the Fit for 55 package following closely behind the Recovery Plan for Europe, & ongoing implementation of the Clean Energy for All Europeans package, EU policies to support & fund the energy transition are not in short supply. This session outlines key measures & assess progress.
2. Future of flex markets – The growth of both large & small scale renewables will bring challenges to grid management, increasing the need for faster acting & local flex services, but new distributed assets will be capable of providing flexibility, if they can participate in markets & their costs justify the investment. This session focuses on the emerging system needs, how TSOs outside the European Synchronous Grid are responding to the fall in inertia, & the growing role of eMobility.
3. The Evolution of Networks – Implementation of the regulations & accommodation of new assets is leading to a more active role for network operators, while some consumers are taking matters into their own hands via islanded microgrids & energy communities. This session assessed the changing role of DSOs, coordination with TSOs via development of a Network Code for flexibility, & the emergence of energy communities.