Workshop on System Resiliency and Flexibility

Venue: Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna, Austria

Dates: 13 May 2019 - 14 May 2019

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

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Rationale and Agenda


Opening remarks: Sabine Mitter, Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology

Introduction to the EGRD: Birte Holst Jorgensen, EGRD Chair

Energy flexibility in Austria - in the Framework of a European energy transition, Wolfgang Hribernik, Austrian Institute of Technology

Session 1: Flexibility in sustainable energy systems

Flexibility for a sustainable energy system: outcomes of the recent EUWP workshop: Michele de Nigris, RSE

Energy flexible buildings - EBC TCP Annex 67: Soren Ostergaard Jensen, Teknologisk Institute

Flexibility needs in the future power system: Werner Friedl, ISGAN TCP/Austrian Institute of Technology

Energy flexibility, a framework and use-cases:  Bram Sieben‌, Advisor to the Board at Alliander

Session 2: Practical experience with building flexibility into systems

Green Energy Lab: Demonstration projects and innovation paths for the flexible, customer-oriented energy system of tomorrow: Susanne Supper, Green Energy Lab

The potential of flexible thermal grids to decarbonise the heating sector: Stefano Coss, Institut für Nachhaltige Technologien

Choice of flexibility sources towards a 100% renewable based Nordic energy system: Klaus Skytte, Technical University of Denmark

Flexibility from the network: Puglia Active Network Project: Michele Giovannini, E-Distribuzione

Session 3: Challenges, obstacles and risks on the way to a resilient energy system

Risk and resilience assessment: key challenges from the European experience: Marcelo Masera, European Commissions

Resilient energy systems: risks and challenges: Jessica Lau, NREL

Smart grid cyber-resilience: Sebastian Lehnhoff, OFFIS e.V.

Britain's gas system, a case for educing flexibility to increase wider system resilience? Grant Wilson, University of Birmingham

Session 4: Flexible and resilient energy systems: towards R&D policies and decision making

Opportunities and challenges in the context of the coal phase-out in Germany: Arjuna Nebel, Wuppertal Institute

Learnings from the Hokkaido blackout: Manabu Nabeshima, ANRE/METI

Risks of natural gas exploration as one of the drivers for the energy transition in the Netherlands:Frank Witte, Netherlands Enterprise Agency

Italian strategy towards power system resilience and regulatory scenario: Emanuele Ciapessoni, RSE

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