Flexibility: the invisible infrastructure for a sustainable society? Future market designs and regulatory hurdles

To fully deliver on the European Green Deal and become a sustainable society we will need to rethink our energy infrastructure. The capability of the grid is paramount for the economic and sustainable development of society, as well as to the achievement of the Commission 2050 Vision: “A Clean Planet for All” and to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Flexibility can be used to optimize network investment decisions, thus helping to keep costs down for consumers, and to keep up with the integration of variable electricity generation. This way contributing to climate mitigation, as outlined in the Taxonomy Directive.  

This event wishes to explore how flexibility solutions can serve as a tool in the energy transition and contribute positively to the economic and sustainable development. Distribution System Operators (DSOs) will play a key role in the energy transition as most decentralized flexible resources are connected to their networks. They will enable transactions between market actors and use flexibility resources in coordination with Transmission System Operators. The aim of the session is to take the flexibility debate out of the box, to enrich the discussion and explore as many points of view as possible. Therefore, it targets anyone involved in the energy transition and will enable the share of new views on flexibility.

The event will be chaired jointly by E.DSO and EPRI, in collaboration with E.ON, EnedisVaasaETT, Politecnico di Torino, EDF and EirGrid, to benefit from a variety of expertise. 

Speakers

Vice President of Innovation
EPRI
Head of European Associations
E.ON
Director of Client Solutions & Projects
Enedis
European Project Coordinator
EDF
Professor
Politecnico di Torino
Chairman
E.DSO