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11 Dec 2019 Paris Time Event — Madrid, Spain

Power System Transformation – From Technical Challenges to Proactive Policymaking

Variable renewable energy (VRE) deployment has dramatically expanded in recent years as a key vehicle of clean energy transition and carbon emission reduction. However, it simultaneously raises new challenges for power systems, requiring advanced flexibility and power system transformation. Power system flexibility has become a global priority with the increasing prominence of VRE and its system integration.

The side event will discuss technical challenges and effective technical and policy options. It will present a framework to identify key technical challenges affecting the integration of VRE, and technically feasible measures to address them. It will also introduce innovative policies and regulatory instruments to unlock flexibility. Innovative technologies to serve long-term flexibility needs will be highlighted. A panel discussion with country experts will present challenges and opportunities in each country, facilitating interactions and exchange of experience.