Renewable energy aggregators can accelerate the integration of intermittent electricity sources, reduce energy prices and improve power grid management. These benefits and other aspects of renewable energy aggregation will be discussed in a workshop that will be held in Brussels on the 27th September 2016.This workshop will present the key findings from the most recent BestRES project reports, such as the publications available here. Register for free and join us in Brussels!
With the profound transformation of the energy system currently taking place in Europe, new challenges arise for energy actors dealing with the increasing share of renewable electricity generation. Among others, these are the reduction of incentives for energy production from renewable sources, intermittency of electricity generation and price volatility in the energy system. The aggregation of distributed renewable sources can help tackling these challenges. Within the BestRES project, top research organizations and six RES aggregators in nine European target countries, are investigating the business models for renewable energy aggregators in Europe from the standpoint of their economic, social, technical and market benefits. After investigating the current business models, suggestions for their improvements will be made and tested in real life conditions across Europe.
The results of the first project stage will be presented in a workshop that will take place on 27th September 2016 in the 3E building in Kalkkaai 6 / Quai à la Chaux 6, Brussels, Belgium. After discussing the existing renewable energy aggregator business models, the focus will turn to examining their benefits and challenges from the points of view of power grid operators at one end and electricity consumers at the other. Finally a panel discussion will engage participants in exchanging views on the overall benefits of energy storage, demand response and RES aggregation.
Detailed information related to the workshop and the registration link is available here.
31 August 2016
The energy landscape is shifting away from fossil fuels towards more sustainable electricity sources, and from vertically integrated monopolies to unbundled and competitive markets. Energy markets have been historically designed around centralised sources, however renewable energy generation requires a different approach – integrating different decentralised sources, energy storage and strengthening linkages with the demand side. […]