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19 Oct 2021 16:00—18:00 Paris Time Webinar

8th Annual EPRI-IEA Workshop Challenges in Energy Decarbonisation: Building a Resilient Net Zero Future

From 19 to 21 October, the International Energy Agency and the Electric Power Research Institute will host the 8th annual edition of the workshop series ‘Challenges in Energy Decarbonisation: Building a Resilient Net-Zero Future’. This public webinar, opened by Ms. Mary Burce Warlick, IEA Deputy Executive Director and Dr. Arshad Mansoor, President and Chief Executive Officer, EPRI, will bring together a broad range of representatives from government, system operators, utilities, business and academia leading the transformation of power systems as part of energy transitions around the globe.

Spread over three days the workshop series will include expert presentations and panel discussions over the course of three sessions:

  • Flexibility and Resilience in Decarbonised Energy Systems
  • Promise vs Potential: a Holistic Look at Electrification
  • Planning and Forecasting for Physical and Climate Resilience

Achieving a decarbonised future will require an increase of both traditional VREs and emerging technologies like hydrogen, battery storage and CCUS on the grid. This panel will provide an overview of the components that will help foster a flexible and resilient net-zero energy system. Speakers will provide an outline of technology options – both their challenges and opportunities – for ensuring the future bulk power system is both flexible and resilient.