The workshop on variable generation, flexible demand is organised by the Florence School of Regulation in partnership with Menlo Energy Economics.
For decades, utilities have been predicting electricity demand and dispatching generation units to meet it.
The current energy transition and the growing role of intermittent renewable energy sources make such a traditional way of operating the electricity system no more the most efficient nor reliable.
In the future, we will increasingly be predicting variable renewable generation and schedule demand to match it. A more sophisticated involvement of the demand side in system operation will be required.
In liberalised electricity systems, it is the task of firms and markets to identify new ways to elicit the provision of flexibility by network users and end consumers.
Building on the success of its previous edition in February 2019, this workshop will investigate new business models that are emerging in the electricity sector.
Participants from the industry, academics and representatives of public institutions will be able to brainstorm freely and share ideas on where, and how, value can be created in the electricity sector of the 21st century.
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