NordREG workshop on the use of flexibility services

The “Clean Energy for All Europeans” proposals are intended to help the energy sector to become more stable, more competitive, more sustainable and fit for the 21st century. With a view to stimulating investment in the clean energy transition, the package has three main goals: putting energy efficiency first, achieving global leadership in renewable energies, and providing a fair deal for consumers. To integrate renewables and new loads require innovative solutions and an appropriate regulatory framework.

The distribution system operators (DSOs) have an important role in order to reach the goals in the package. One example is to use flexibility services from distributed energy resources (demand response, local generation, storage and EVs) in order to manage local congestions and solve technical problems (e.g. voltage control, reactive power). Flexibility can be defined as the ability of the electricity system to respond to fluctuations of supply and demand while, at the same time, maintaining system reliability. This can improve efficiencies in operation and development of the distribution network and avoid unnecessary grid expansion.

The workshop aims at sharing possibilities and concerns regarding the use of flexibility services. Will the use of flexibility services challenge the current regulatory framework of the DSOs? What barriers and incentives exist for DSOs to use flexibility services and to implement cost-reflective network tariffs? For Nordic regulators, it is important with input and discussion on how to develop an appropriate regulatory framework.

Target group: All interested parties.

When: April 11th 2018, 10:00 – 16:00. Registration and coffee from 09:30.

Where: Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE), Middelthuns gate 29, 0368 Oslo.

Admission: Free.

Registration: Please register here by March 27th.
A confirmation email will be sent soon after.

Participation is limited to 50 people and assigned on a first come, first served basis.