How to get to a 100% renewable energy system? Developing the flexibility we need by integrating energy systems


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The Energy Systems Integration (ESI) Programme of the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) and Energy Sytems Integration Group (ESIG) are organizing a workshop on the role of energy systems integration in absorbing large volumes of variable renewable energy sources in Copenhagen in the afternoon of May 24, 2018. The workshop, at which energy sector representatives and academics will exchange ideas, is organized alongside the Clean Energy Ministerial and the Nordic Clean Energy Week.

The workshop program will contain four key note speakers and four panelists who are active in the energy sector from industry, academy and policy makers.

Each key note speaker will be followed by a discussant from EERA. We would like to invite you to join this workshop and exchange ideas on “How to get to a 100% renewable energy system”.

Chair: Prof. Henrik Madsen, DTU

12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-13:40 Welcome by Laurens de Vries, Joint Programme coordinator, EERA Energy Systems Integration
13:40-13:50 Welcome by Katrine Krogh Andersen, Senior Vice President DTU
13:50-14:25 Key note speech by Kim Behnke, Deputy director, Danish District Heating Association. Discussant: Juha Kiviluoma
14:25-15:00 Key note speech by Sonya Twohig, System Operations ENTSO. Discussant: Erik Delarue
15:00-15:35 Key note speech by Torben Funder-Kristensen , Head of Public and Industry Affairs
15:35-16:00 Tea break
15:00-16:35 Key note speech by Debra Lew, Technical Director at GE Energy Consulting
16:35-17:35 Panel discussion (Moderator: Mark O’Malley)
Dolf Gielen, Director IRENA Innovation and Technology Centre
Hans-Åge Nielsen, Director of gas division
– Simon Furbo, DTU
Eric Bosman, Former General manager trading& portfolio management at Engie, Visiting Professor KU Leuven Electricity & Gas Markets
17:35-17:45 Closing remark by Representative of the European Commission (tbc)

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Event type

Workshop with key note speakers and panel discussion

Event location

UNEP – UN City, Marmorvej 51, 2100 Copenhagen


EERA Energy System Integration Joint Programme
Energy Systems Integration Group
Centre for IT-Intelligent Energy Systems (CITIES)


Eveline Zeegers,


This workshop is open, though registration via link below in mandatory:

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We look forward to meeting you on 24 May.

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