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Event - Innovations for operating power systems with increasing shares of variable renewables – a regional perspective

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Title
Innovations for operating power systems with increasing shares of variable renewables – a regional perspective
Organizer
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) - TRANSNET BW - ICE
Type
Online Seminars
Focus
  • Renewable Energy
  • Other
Language
English
Start
2021/02/11 17:00 EET
End
2021/02/11 18:00 EET
Country
Worldwide
Venue
Online Seminar
URL
Description
The joint webinar by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), TransnetBW GmbH, one of the TSOs in Germany and ICE, the Costa Rican Electricity Institute, aims to discuss innovative solutions for operating power systems with increasing shares of variable renewable electricity. The discussion also aims to touch upon the regional dimension, as both system operators are part of a larger regional electricity market that can facilitate integrating high shares of renewables, tapping into a larger balancing area. IRENA’s presentation will introduce the IRENA Innovation Landscape for a renewable power future and the systemic innovation approach needed. TransnetBW would share their experience with few European balancing platforms, which aims at cost-effectively balance the system by trading balancing services between different TSOs across national borders. On the other hand, ICE will share its experience with operating a system almost entirely powered by renewable sources. In addition, Costa Rica is part of the Central American regional market, and while the market is less integrated at regional level, renewables play an important role. While the challenges with integrating variable renewables are similar, the solutions are different.