EXPERT WORKSHOP and CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
8th November 2017
Technological Learning in the Energy Sector
Implementation of experience curves in energy system models for future cost estimations and environmental impact assessment
To accurately model future cost reductions in various energy system models, the REFLEX project is devising experience curves for a large number of energy technologies. These technologies include traditional and upcoming energy supply technologies, but also new technologies that enable high levels of flexibility in electricity grids.
The REFLEX consortium is hosting an expert workshop this fall, where state-of-the-art experience curves will be presented and methodological issues of implementing experience curves in energy systems models will be addressed. Furthermore, the workshop will analyse the application of experience
curves for prospective environmental impact assessment.
Call for Contributions
The topics described will be addressed in keynote-presentations and parallel discussion sessions.
The REFLEX consortium is kindly calling for contributions from experts in the field of experience curves and energy system models.
If you would like to contribute, please contact Atse Louwen before September 15th, 2017. Please provide the title and type of the contribution and a short abstract.
Further details on the schedule and location of the workshop will be announced as soon as they become available. For more information, please contact Atse Louwen.
Morning – Plenary talks
1. Technological learning and experience curves for key energy technologies
• Electricity Supply and Demand
• Transportation Technologies
• Flexibility Technologies
2. Implementing experience curves in energy system models
3. Experience Curves for environmental impact assessment
Afternoon – Parallel sessions
1. Experience Curves in the Energy Sector
2. Model implementation of Experience Curves
3. Experience curves for future environmental impact assessment
Wednesday, 8th November 2017
Dr. Atse Louwen
Copernicus Institute for Sustainable Development
Telephone: +31 30 253 7619
EXPERT WORKSHOPin the framework of the SETAC Europe conference
9th May 2017
Social and environmental LCA of energy scenarios for the European Union
The problem addressed in this workshop is that energy scenarios produced by energy systems models and used to support EU policy decisions are not assessed from a broad
environmental or social perspective.
The aim of this workshop therefore is to consult LCA experts and policy makers on a proposed framework methodology for the social and environmental life cycle assessment of
future energy systems scenarios.
Key questions addressed are:
- What are the most important methodological considerations for this LCA application?
- How can this LCA application enhance the policy impact of energy systems modelling?
- Present the current status of sLCA and eLCA of future energy systems and technologies
- Present the REFLEX framework methodology
- Codevelop answers to the workshop’s key questions
- Introduce participants to the Horizon 2020 project REFLEX and its contribution in this area
10.00: Presentation by workshop leaders
- Nils Brown, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
- Elisabeth Ekener, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
- Maryegli Fuss, KIT Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
11.00: Discussion of key questions with participants
SETAC Europe conference
Meeting Studio 206
SQUARE conference center
rue Mont des Arts
Registration and fee
Admission to this satellite event is FREE, but if you are not otherwise attending the SETAC Europe conference you are required to pay €50 on the door for admission to the conference center.
Nils Brown nils.brown[at]abe[dot]kth[dot]se
Elisabeth Ekener, elisabeth.ekener[at]abe[dot]kth[dot]se
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Dept. of Sustainable development, environmental science and technology
17th November 2016
Energy Decarbonisation and Flexibility Needs
How can high shares of intermittent renewable energies efficiently be balanced?
On 17th November 2016, the first public workshop of REFLEX took place at the representation of Stockholm in Brussels. During this event, about 50 representatives from industry, policy and science discussed the topic “Energy Decarbonisation and Flexibility Needs -How can high shares of intermittent renewable energies efficiently be balanced?”
The decarbonisation of the energy system is one of the main challenges the European Union is facing in the coming years and decades. Renewable energies play a crucial role in this transformation process. However, due to their intermittent nature they rise the need for flexibility. A large bundle of technologies may provide the needed flexibility, such as energy storage systems or demand side management.
The role of different flexibility options for the decarbonisation of the European energy system was discussed during this afternoon event. It focused on the trade-off between different technologies in the electricity, mobility and heat sector as well as cross-sectoral interactions. In addition, the workshop addressed questions about market design options and policy measures, to facilitate the exploitation of flexibility options in different energy sectors.
Speakers and Presentations
The workshop topic were addressed in three keynote-presentations and a panel discussion with following energy experts:
- Henrik Dam (European Commission, DG Energy) talked about the European Policy Initiatives in support of the Energy Transition
- Paul Kreutzkamp (CEO of Next Kraftwerke Belgium) gave some insights about the Role of a Flexibility Aggregator on the European Electricity Markets
- Maria Sandqvist (Director of the council for Swedish Smart Grid) presented the benefit of the Smart Grid in the Future Energy System
The keynote-presentations and panel discussion were complemented by first insights from the REFLEX-project. Dominik Möst (Holder of the Chair of Business Management, Esp. Energy Economics at the Technische Universität Dresden and project coordinator of REFLEX) presented the objectives, approaches and planned scenarios of REFLEX. Wolf Fichtner (Head of Institute for Industrial Production at the KIT – Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) moderate the event and leaded the panel discussion.
- European Policy Initiatives in support of the Energy Transition (Henrik Dam)
- The Role of a Flexibility Aggregator on the European Electricity Markets (Paul Kreutzkamp)
- Benefit of the Smart Grid in the Future Energy System (Maria Sandqvist)
- Presentation of REFLEX-project (Dominik Möst)