Renewable energies are at the core of the social and political debates on the future of our energy supply system and current system security developments. How many new grid lines are necessary and why? What happens on windy days in the grid? How can system reliability be assured while integrating high shares of renewable energies? Will the new grid system be an extension of the actual or is it necessary to build a completely new one? What electricity transmission data can and should be disclosed to enable an integrative discussion on the future grid system?
These are fundamental questions that need to be understood by all actors in order to truly support a common development of the future grid system. These general questions require a certain public disclosure of flow data. But, how much transparency is needed and possible?
17 October 2011 – As a special feature, the participants had the opportunity to visit the 380kV cable tunnel underneath Berlin after the workshop, followed by a RGI Dinner as an exclusive opportunity for informal talks and networking with other participants.
18 October 2011 –A situation with high renewable energy in-feed in the control zone of 50Hertz was simulated at the GridLab – a European Training and Research Centre for System Security in Cottbus.
Monday 17 October 2011
Registration and Coffee
Antonella Battaglini | Executive Director RGI and Olivier Feix | Public Affairs 50Hertz
FUTURE – How much grid do we need and why?
Looking behind the scene: On what assumptions are future grid scenarios based?
Henk Eleveld | KEMA | Presentation
Planning the integration of renewables in the 2020 grid –
Mihai Paun | ENTSO-E | Presentation
NGO’s perspectives on grid requirements
Thomas Duveau | WWF | Presentation
TODAY – System Integration of Renewables – Today’s challenges
Day-to-day challenges of integrating renewables in the transmission grid
Alan Croes | TenneT | Presentation
Current grid integration of wind turbines and remaining challenges
Ruth Brand-Schock | Enercon | Presentation
System requirements and technical challenges in the modification of grids
Heike Kerber | VDE German Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies | Presentation
TRANSPARENCY – What data should/ can/ cannot be disclosed and why?
Panel Discussion with
- Stephanie von Ahlefeldt | BMWi
- Christoph Bals | Germanwatch
- Olivier Feix | 50Hertz
- Alexander Wirth | Swissgrid
OUTLOOK – Closing Remarks
Antonella Battaglini | Executive Director RGI
VISIT – 380 kV Cable Tunnel in Friedrichshain
DINNER – Networking in a relaxed atmosphere
Tuesday 18 October 2011 - Cottbus
VISIT – GridLab in Cottbus
Increasing Challenges for German Power Grid Operators caused by high renewable infeeds and possible ways to success
Prof. Dr Harald Schwarz | Center for Energy Technology Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) Cottbus | Presentation
Visit and Simulation of high renewable energy infeed in the 50Hertz control zone
Hans-Jörg Dorny | CEO GridLab
Marco Schneider | GridLab
Dirk Lehmann | GridLab