15 Jun 2018

ESAP Expert Workshop VIII

Workshop — Tokyo, Japan


Following the November 2017 Ministerial meeting, the IEA has been given a mandate by Ministers to explore a new role on electricity security, in particular, focusing on the areas of distributed energy resources, geographic integration of power systems, dispatchable generation, storage, demand-side measures, and system integration of renewables. Based on the success of the previous ESAP workshops and this renewed and expanded mandate, in 2018 the IEA launched the Electricity Security Action Plan 2.0.

Electricity Security Action Plan 2.0

In developing the Electricity Security Action Plan 2.0, the IEA has identified three main areas of concern about electricity security:

i) Implementation of new mechanisms in established markets to ensure electricity security in the face of retiring dispatchable generation;
ii) Development of security mechanisms in new markets, i.e. countries that are going through or have recently completed electricity market restructuring; and
iii) Addressing security concerns in non-market based systems

The Electricity Security Action Plan 2.0 takes a deeper look at the policies, regulations and market mechanisms necessary to ensure electricity security in a decarbonizing world. This includes examining the security implications of relying on high shares of variable renewable generation, and the interaction between power system and natural gas markets.

This workshop focused on the following areas:

- Ensuring electricity security: policy, regulation and markets
- The role of nuclear power
- Grid resilience: defining and enabling
- Increasing power system flexibility

The meeting was informal in nature and held under Chatham House Rule.


Friday, 15th June 2018

08:30       Registration

09:00       Opening Remarks:   Keisuke SADAMORI, Director of Energy Markets and Security

SESSION 1:   Ensuring Electricity Security: Policy, Regulation, and Markets

Moderator: Alejandro HERNANDEZ, Senior Electricity Analyst, IEA


- Manabu NABESHIMA, Director, Office for Electricity Supply, Demand, Transmission and Distribution Policy, METI
- Eric HSIEH, Director, Energy Finance and Incentives Analysis, US Department of Energy
- Jaekyun AHN, Associate Research fellow, Korean Energy Economics Institute 

SESSION 2:   The Role of Nuclear Power

Moderator:   Jan Horst KEPPLER, Senior Advisor, OECD NEA


- Shinjiro TAKEDA, Director, Office for International Nuclear Energy Cooperation, METI
- Gigih Udi ATMO, Senior Researcher, Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre (APERC)
- Chi Cheung TANG, Senior Director – Nuclear, CLP Holdings Company Limited

SESSION 3:   Ensuring Grid Resilience in a Rapidly Changing World

Moderator:   Matthew WITTENSTEIN, Senior Electricity Analyst, IEA


Craig GLAZER, Vice President, Federal Government Policy, PJM
- Amro M. FARID, Associate Professor of Engineering, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth
- David C. ELZINGA, Senior Energy Specialist, ADB
- Jong Bae PARK, Head of Research Center for Innovative Electricity Market Technology, Konkuk University

SESSION 4:   Increasing Power System Flexibility

Moderator:   Keisuke SADAMORI, Director of Energy Markets and Security, IEA


- Kiyoshi NISHIMURA, General Manager, Sales Department, Kansai Electric Power Co.
- Gregor PETT, Director of Market Operations, Uniper
- Ulrik STRIDBÆK, Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs, Ørsted A/S
- Sumie NAKAYAMA, Senior Advisor on Climate Change, J-Power

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