GOVERNMENT TRACK

Concurrent Sessions and Government Track

Monday 5 July, Concurrent Sessions 1 - 13 from 14:00 - 15:00

Government Session: Energy economists recommendations for the G20 Summit

Session presentation :

logoThe next G20 Summit will take place in Riyadh in November 2020. The G20 leaders commit to receiving the recommendations of the global civil society which is organized in engagement groups. For the first time this year, a taskforce T20 is created on the topics of Sustainable Energy, Food and Water Systems.

The IAEE is pleased to contribute and to co-chair this taskforce for Sustainable energy.
As a result a selection of  3 to 4 policy briefs out of 100 policy briefs submitted to T20 will be presented to participants to the 43rd IAEE International Conference in Paris. The authors expected to receive advices and improvement from the audience.

IAEE participants to this session will thus have an opportunity to interact with G20/T20 recommendations. This year G20 leaders want to base their final communique on T20 ‘ideas-bank’ and research-based recommendations. They want to communicate with the broader public about issues such issues of global importance.

G20 / T20 Taskforce on Sustainable Energy Systems, Presiding

Hossa Almutairi
T20 Sherpa, lead co-chair of the task force, Research fellow, KAPSARC
Christophe Bonnery
Executive Vice President, IAEE
Axel Pierru
T20 secretariat, Program Director, KAPSARC

Abstracts submission period for policy briefs is closed. The selected speakers will be announced after the selection process to be closed end of May 2020.

Policy brief 1 for G20/T20 recommendations on Energy security & market stability
Speaker1: to be announced

Policy brief 2 for G20/T20 recommendations on Energy transitions
Speaker2: to be announced

Policy brief 3 for G20/T20 recommendations on The Energy/Food/Water Nexus & Smart Cities
Speaker3: to be announced


Monday 5 July, Concurrent Sessions 14 - 26 from 16:00 - 17:30

Government Session: Hybrid  market architectures for ensuring investment in the European electricity sector

Session presentation: Decarbonising electricity supply in the context of liberalised market faces a unique challenge to ensure adequate amounts of investment due to the high capital intensity of low carbon generation technologies. The volatility of revenues based on short-term marginal costs thus affects low carbon generators particularly hard while fossil generators with higher variable costs benefit from an automatic hedge for part of their revenues. The challenge to gain revenues sufficient to recuperate investment outlays fully is further exacerbated by the unwillingness of policymakers and the general public to countenance substantial numbers of scarcity hours with high prices and the influx of  significant amounts of wind and solar PV capacity with zero short-run marginal costs. A new consensus is emerging, in which the role of liberalised markets to efficiently use ("sweating") existing assets is fully recognised, while at the same time emphasising the need to resort to different forms of average cost pricing. If the basic idea receives widespread support, its actual implementation has not yet found its definite form. One of the question is whether some form or other of long-term supply contract is preferable to a top up through a capacity mechanism. This immediately poses another set of questions relating to the actual form of its long-term contract, its tradeability (closely related to the risk of being used as a barrier to entry) as well as to the form of any capacity mechanism, most notably whether capacity targets are formulated explicitly in a centralised fashion by a system operator or implicitly by the supply obligations of decentralised load-serving entities. The session will discuss these questions in the light of the responsibility of governments and regulators to ensure adequate amounts of capacity for ensuring the security of electricity supplies. 

Presiding: Jan Horst Keppler
Professor, Université Paris-Dauphine, Chaire European Electricity Markets (CEEM)

David Newbery
Professor, Cambridge and Imperial College (TBC)

Michael Grubb
Professor, University College London (TBC)

Fabien Roques
Professor, Université Paris-Dauphine, Chaire European Electricity Markets (CEEM) (TBC)

Fulvio Fontini
Professor, Università di Padova (TBC)    

Tuesday 6 July, Concurrent Sessions 27 - 39 from 11:00 - 12:30

Government Session: The role of Hydrogen in the energy system: what potential ? what challenges ? and what are the next steps ?


Session presentation:
In order to mitigate climate change and fall in line with the decarbonisation targets expected worldwide, most energy mixes must undergo transformations with country-specific energy transition pathways. The challenge remains on identifying the optimal ways to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions, while preserving growth, competitiveness and security of supply. Coupling the power system with other energy sectors via hydrogen (power-to-gas, power-to-heat and power-to mobility for example) could be a promising solution to contribute to both flexibility provision (hence easing the penetration of renewable energies) and a multi-sectorial decarbonisation at the same time. Provided that hydrogen is produced via low-carbon technologies such as electrolysis coupled with a decarbonized power mix, it makes it possible to link and decarbonize the different energy sectors together, thanks to the hydrogen versatility. In this session the hydrogen potential will be presented based on different point of views (energy organizations, industrials and academics). Once the different possible applications of hydrogen are acknowledged, the next steps required for scaling up will be discussed.

This session is organized in collaboration with the Task 38 of the Hydrogen Technology Collaboration Programme of the International Energy Agency.

Presiding: Olfa TLILI BEN GHANEM
I-tésé, CEA, France  

Tuesday 6 July, Concurrent Sessions 40 - 52 from 16:00 - 17:30

Government Session: Long-term Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies in China and Germany and Future Electricity Markets

Jointly organised by Beihang University, Chinese Academy of Science (Institutes of Science and Development), Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Infrastructures and Geothermal Systems IEG

Session presentation: Variable renewable energy (VRE) sources are key for fostering a pathway to greenhouse gas neutrality. In the electricity sector, they are already becoming mainstream. In a country like Germany VRE are exceeding 40% in electricity generation and are planned to surpass 60% in a decade from now. China has reached 10% VRE within a few years and will - given the strong accent of the country on a renewable energy strategy reach much higher shares also in the next decades. This leads to a new design of the energy system: flexibility enablers such as sector coupling, power-to-X, demand response, interconnectors, storage etc. become essential and are interacting in a complex way in the move towards a climate neutral society.
Session 1 focusses on scenario analysis to explore this transition process in China, the European Union and Germany. This process has to be accompanied by changes in electricity market designs. Session 2 explores options how electricity market designs and electricity market reforms in China and Germany can foster the transformation process.

Session 1: Modelling Long-term Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies towards Climate Neutrality in China, the European Union and Germany

Presiding: Prof. Ying Fan
Dean School of Economics and Management, Beihang University, Beijing, China

Benjamin Lux
Researcher, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI
Presentation title: E-Fuel Imports from the Mena Region as an Option for Decarbonizing Europe's Energy System

Yi Bowen
Assistant Professor, School of Economics & Management, Beihang University
Presentation title: Long-term Power Expansion Model With Intermittent Renewable Energy -A Multistage Stochastic Optimization Based on Nested Benders Decomposition

Katja Franke
Researcher, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI
Presentation title: The Importance of Electricity Grids and Sector Coupling for the Decarbonisation of the Chinese Power System

Mingquan Li
Assistant Professor, Beihang University
Presentation title: Assessing system costs and environmental impacts of implementing economic dispatch in China’s Southern Power Grid

Wednesday 7 July, Concurrent Sessions 53 - 65 from 11:00 - 12:30

Government Session: Long-term Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies in China and Germany and Future Electricity Markets

Session 2: Electricity markets in China and Germany - how to reform in view of the transformation towards a climate neutral society?

Presiding: Professor Wolfgang Eichhammer 
Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, Karlsruhe, Germany and Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands

Xiaoli Zhao
Professor, School of Economics and Management, China University of Petroleum
Presentation title: The Impacts of China’s Electricity Market Reforms on Renewable Energy Development

Jenny Winkler
Researcher, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI
Presentation title: Incentives for Sector Coupling Technologies and Flexibility in the German Electricity Market - are they Sufficient to Enable 2030 Renewable Energy Targets?

Jin-hua Xu
Professor, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, Institutes of Science and Development, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Presentation title: Consumers’ Attitude and Acceptance Level for Distributed Photovoltaic Power Generation Investment and P2P Power Trading: An Empirical Study Based on Modified Technology Acceptance Model

Sabine Pelka
Researcher, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI
Presentation title: Design Aspects to Limit Strategic Bidding on Market-Based Congestion Management Platforms in the Light of Renewable Integration and an Optimised Grid Utilisation

 

Wednesday 7 July, Concurrent Sessions 66 - 78 from 14:00 - 15:30

Government Session: Nuclear Power in Future Low Carbon Energy System

Presiding: Mr. Michel Berthelemy, Economist
OECD/NEA