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RD&D Needs for Energy System Climate Preparedness and Resilience


Utrecht, The Netherlands: 13 November 2013 - 14 November 2013

Organiser: Experts' Group on R&D Priority-Setting and Evaluation (EGRD)

Contact Email: gillian.balitrand@iea.org

Background

The focus of this workshop is the technology RD&D aspects related to climate resilience of the energy system. The aim is to address a range of climate trends (e.g. increasing air and water temperatures, decreasing freshwater availability, and increasing intensity and frequency of storm events, flooding and sea level rise) and how these trends might impact both energy supply and demand. 

With input from speakers representing various sectors and regions, the workshop will result in a summary that identifies climate change challenges, highlights a broad sampling of activities underway in various countries and industries, and identifies high-priority gaps and opportunities for RD&D planners.   

Particular emphasis has been placed on opportunities for accelerating technical progress and cost reductions.  The workshop builds on previous work of the EGRD with input from selected experts from the IEA’s Climate-Energy Security Nexus Forum, and representatives from the IEA Energy Technology Network – Committee on Energy Research and Technology (CERT), Working Parties, Experts’ Groups, and the Implementing Agreements. 

Agenda

Workshop summary  

Proceedings and presentations:

Introductions and meeting objectives

Rob Kool
Manager, Chair EGRD, NL Agency
Opening remarks Robert Marlay
Vice-Chair EGRD, U.S. Department of Energy
OVERVIEW OF ENERGY SECTOR VULNERABILITIES TO CLIMATE CHANGE
IEA Energy Security Nexus Forum Initiative Takashi Hattori
Unit Head, Environment and Climate Change Unit, International Energy Agency
Energy Preparedness and Resilience: A Netherlands Perspective Pieter Boot
Head of Department, Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency
U.S. Energy Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Extreme Weather Craig Zamuda
Senior Advisor, Office of Climate Change Policy and Technology, U.S. Department of Energy
Climate Impacts on Renewable Resources in the Nordic Countries Arni Snorrason
Director-General, Icelandic Meteorological Office
ENERGY PRODUCTION AND CLIMATE RESILIENCE STRATEGIES
Integrating Climate Resilience in Renewable Energy Investments in the North Sea Area Kirsten Halsnaes
DTU Management Engineering, Technical University of Denmark
Oil and Gas Production Jan Dell
Supply Chain Sustainability, ConocoPhillips, United States
RD&D Activities, Gaps and Opportunities: Electricité de France Perspective Jean-Yves Caneill
Head of Climate Policy, Electricité de France
Thermoelectric Power Plants Brent Dorsey
Entergy, United States
ENERGY DISTRIBUTION/DEMAND AND CLIMATE RESILIENCE STRATEGIES
Hydropower Hoyt Battey
United States Department of Energy

Climate Change and the Electricity Infrastructure: exploring why, where, how and when to adapt

P.J. Dijkema
Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, TU Delft, The Netherlands
Near Future Challenges for R&D in the District Heating and Cooling Sector Ingo Weidlich
Forschung und Entwicklung, Germany
RD&D ACTIVITIES UNDERWAY AND PRIORITY GAPS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR CLIMATE RESILIENCE AND PREPAREDNESS
RD&D Activities, Gaps and Opportunities: Water and Energy Ipo Ritsema
Director, Deltares, The Netherlands
RD&D Activities, Gaps and Opportunities: IEA perspective Christelle Verstraeten
Analyst, International Energy Agency
RD&D Activities, Gaps and Opportunities: energy and water nexus - US perspective David Hunter
Electric Power Research Institute, United States
RD&D activities, Gaps and Opportunities: wind and electric grids Peter Vaessen
Principal Consultant, DNV GL Group
RD&D Activities, Gaps and Opportunities: Nuclear Power: OECD NEA perspective Henri Paillere
OECD Nuclear Energy Agency
FRAMEWORK FOR ACCELERATING RD&D INVESTMENT IN CLIMATE RESILIENT ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES
Barriers and Investment for Future Investment - IEA perspective Takashi Hattori
Unit Head, Environment and Climate Change Unit, International Energy Agency
Barriers and Opportunities for Future Investment - U.S. Perspective Craig Zamuda
Senior Advisor, Office of Climate Change Policy and Technology, U.S. Department of Energy
SYNTHESIS AND CONCLUSIONS