ESAP WORKSHOP III: Electricity Market Design under Long-Term Decarbonisation
Programme and Presentations
Welcome and opening remarks
Tom Wilson, Senior Program Manager, EPRI
Laszlo Varro, Head of Gas, Coal and Power Markets division, IEA
Session 1: Challenges to the electricity sector under decarbonisation
What challenges is the move to decarbonisation creating for the electricity sector? To what extent are utility efforts to provide safe, reliable, affordable, and environmentally sound electricity—and the capital necessary to maintain and deliver them--challenged by policies or technologies designed to decarbonise the sector? How are utilities likely to be challenged in the future as the move to decarbonise accelerates?
Moderator: Manuel Baritaud, Senior Energy Analyst, IEA Presentation of ESAP
- Challenges to the electricity sector under decarbonisation, Edouard Sauvage, Director of Strategy, GDF SUEZ
- The Spanish new renewable support scheme, Cristina Tapia, Head of the renewables unit, Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism, Spain
- Efforts of California at long-term decarbonisation, Victor Niemeyer, Technical Executive, EPRI
Session 2: Understanding the future: pathways to a decarbonised electricity sector and potential outcomes
What can we learn from modelling and scenario analysis? What mix of generation, grid infrastructure, storage and demand side response will emerge from different sets of policies and assumptions, at what price, and requiring what transmission?
Moderator: Tom Wilson, Senior Program Manager, EPRI
- Energy Technology Perspective under Long-Term Decarbonisation Scenarios
Jean-François Gagné, Head of Energy Technology Policy Division, IEA
- Modeling Renewable Energy in Europe: Cost-Efficient System Integration
Geoff Blanford, EPRI and Ifo Institute
Session 3: Market arrangements and decarbonisation: what changes to market design are required?
How will markets need to evolve to meet the challenge of decarbonising the electricity sector? Do we need to change market design or rethink governance of the energy sector? At what point would any such changes need to be implemented, given the uncertainty currently facing low carbon policies and renewables deployment?
Moderator: Paolo Frankl, Head of the Renewable Energy Division, IEA
- The longer term route to decarbonize electricity: regulation or markets?
Stephen Woodhouse, Director, POYRY
- Experience in Brazil: how to design auctions in a low-carbon power system
Albert Melo, Director-General, Eletrobras Electrical Energy Research Center, Brazil
- Radical Change Confronts the US Electric Utility Sector
Reid Detchon, Vice President, Energy and Climate, United Nations Foundation
- Market arrangements and decarbonisation: what changes to market design are required? EU Perspective
Matti Supponen, Policy and project officer, European Commission, DG Energy, Internal Energy Market Directorate, Wholesale Markets : Electricity & Gas
Session 4: Utilities: death spiral or birth of new services?
Moderator: David Hunter, Senior Government Representative for Environment, Industry and International Affairs, EPRI
- Regulated utility perspective, Ray Williams, Director Long-term Power Energy Policy, Pacific Gas & Electric Company
- Electricity Market Design under Long-Term Decarbonisation, Ray Evans, Vice President Environment & Technologies, First Energy
- Utilities of the Future, Graham Weale, Chief Economist, RWE