RES-E-MARKETS Workshop, Paris

30 October 2015

The IEA Secretariat,  IEA-RETD and FTI-CL Energy hosted a workshop on Friday 30th October 2015 in Paris to explore the market design issues associated with power systems with a high share of variable renewables, and to discuss the preliminary findings of the RES-E-MARKETS study.

The objective of the study is to provide policy recommendations for the direction of the reform of the current market and regulatory frameworks in the IEA-RETD member countries and beyond, in order to accommodate high shares of renewable energy in a timely, cost-effective and secure fashion.

The workshop was structured in four slots:

  • General analysis framework
  • Energy only market prototype
  • Prosumer market prototype
  • State-led and vertically integrated prototypes.

In the first part of the workshop, FTI-CL Energy presented the approach, the structure of the analysis and the preliminary findings of the study. Valuable high-level comments from more than 40 international experts were then given and will be integrated in the study.

The project is expected to be concluded in February 2016.

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