The central theme of the 2015 Annual Conference was unlocking energy market flexibility and demand-side response. The move to a low carbon society increases the need for all sorts of flexibility from grid infrastructure to dispatchable generation, from balancing to wholesale electricity arrangements, and from gas market flexibility to demand-side response.
This CEER event looked at the challenges and some of the practical issues of delivering flexibility at wholesale and network level as well as innovative approaches to unlock consumers’ contribution to flexibility.
There were three distinct sessions, each beginning with a short case study followed by a panel discussion. The first session focused on maximising the value of flexibility, the second on unlocking flexibility at the consumer level, and the third on flexibility at the wholesale and network levels.