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Athens Energy Dialogues Presentations | Dr. Spyros Economou

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Athens Energy Dialogues | January 23-24, 2020, Athens, Greece

Dr. Spyros Economou, President & General Director, Center for Renewable Energy Sources & Saving

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Athens Energy Dialogues Presentations | Dr. Spyros Economou

  1. 1. Innovations & Solutions for a Renewable-powered Future Athens Energy Dialogues Dr. Spyridon Economou President & General Director January 23 & 24, 2020 Grand Hyatt Athens
  2. 2. Innovations Landscape for a Renewable-powered Future • Electrification, decentralization and digitalization are leading innovation trends that unlock system flexibility for more renewables • Key insights of emerging innovations of variable renewables in  enabling technologies,  business models,  market design, and  system operation transform the power sector at its core. Ref: IRENA 2019
  3. 3. Innovations Landscape for a Renewable-powered Future Enabling Technologies Business Models Market Design System Operation Ref: IRENA 2019 1. Utility-scale batteries 2. Behind-the-meter batteries 3. Electric-vehicle smart charging 4. Renewable power-to-heat 5. Renewable power-to- hydrogen 6. Internet of Things 7. Artificial Intelligence and Big Data 8. Blockchain 9. Renewable mini-grids 10. Supergrids 11. Flexibility in conventional power plants 17. Increasing time granularity in electricity markets 18. Increasing space granularity in electricity markets 19. Innovative ancillary services 20. Re-designing capacity markets 21. Regional markets 22. Time-of-use tariffs 23. Market integration of distributed energy resources 24. New billing schemes 12. Aggregators 13. Peer-to-peer electricity trading 14. Energy-as-a-service 15. Community- ownerships models 16. Pay-as-you-go models 25. Future role of DSOs 26. Co-operation between TSOs and DSOs 27. Advanced forecasting of variable renewable power generation 28. Innovative operation of pumped hydropower storage 29. Virtual power lines 30. Dynamic line rating
  4. 4. Enabling Technologies 1 Utility scale batteries 7 Artificial intelligence and big data 2 Behind-the-meter batteries 8 Blockchain 3 Electric-vehicle smart charging 9 Renewable mini-grids 4 Renewable power-to-heat 10 Supergrids 5 Renewable power-to-hydrogen 11 Flexibility in conventional power plants 6 Internet of Things Athens Energy Dialogues, January 23-24, 2020
  5. 5. Business Models 12 Aggregators 13 Peer-to-peer electricity trading 14 Energy-as-a-service 15 Community-ownership models 16 Pay-as-you-go models Athens Energy Dialogues, January 23-24, 2020
  6. 6. Market Design 17 Increasing time granularity in electricity markets 18 Increasing space granularity in electricity markets 19 Innovative ancillary services 20 Re-designing capacity markets 21 Regional markets 22 Time-of-use tariffs 19 Innovative ancillary services 23 Market integration of distributed energy resources 24 Net billing schemes Athens Energy Dialogues, January 23-24, 2020
  7. 7. System Operation 25 Future role of DSOs 28 Innovative operation of pumped hydropower storage 26 Co-operation between TSOs & DSOs 29 Virtual power lines 27 Advanced forecasting of variable renewable power generation 30 Dynamic line rating Athens Energy Dialogues, January 23-24, 2020
  8. 8. Disruptive innovations for a Renewable-powered Future  Innovation is a key driver for the energy transformation. Innovative solutions can make the power system more flexible, allowing for a higher, cost-effective use of renewables.  At CRES, from the IRENA proposed solutions for a renewable- powered future, we have selected five (5) solutions as the most promising and disruptive to create reliable and efficient power systems using large shares of solar PV and wind power. Athens Energy Dialogues, January 23-24, 2020
  9. 9. Solution Ι: Utility-scale Battery Solutions Athens Energy Dialogues, January 23-24, 2020 Enabling technologies • 2. Utility-scale batteries • 6. Internet of things • 7. AI & big data Business models • 12. Aggregators Market design •19. Innovative ancillary services •17. Increasing time granularity in electricity markets •18. Increasing space granularity in electricity markets •20. Re-designing capacity markets System operation • 29. Virtual power line
  10. 10. Solution II: Distributed Energy Resources providing Services to the Grid Athens Energy Dialogues, January 23-24, 2020 Enabling technologies •2. Behind-the-meter batteries •3. Electric-vehicle smart charging •4. Renewable power-to-heat (residential) •6. IoT •7. AI & big data •8. Blockchain Business models • 12. Aggregators Market design • 23. Market integration of distributed energy resources • 19. Innovative ancillary services System operation •26. Co-operation between TSOs & DSOs
  11. 11. Solution III: Renewable energy mini-grids providing services to the main grid Athens Energy Dialogues, January 23-24, 2020 Enabling technologies • 1. Renewable mini-grids • 2. Behind-the-meter batteries • 6. Internet of things • 7. AI & big data • 8. Blockchain • 3. Electric-vehicle smart charging • 4. Renewable power-to-heat (residential) Business models •13. Peer-to-peer electricity trading •15. Community-ownership models Market design • 23. Market integration of distributed energy resources
  12. 12. Solution IV: Demand-side Management Athens Energy Dialogues, January 23-24, 2020 Enabling technologies •6 Internet of things (Smart home) •2 Behind-the-meter batteries •3 Electric-vehicle smart charging •7 Artificial intelligence and big data •4 Renewable power-to-heat (residential) Business models • 14. Energy-as-a-service Market design • 22. Time-of-use tariffs • 24. Net billing schemes System operation • 27. Advanced forecasting of variable renewable power generation
  13. 13. Solution V: Power-to-X solutions Athens Energy Dialogues, January 23-24, 2020 Enabling technologies • 5. Renewable power-to- hydrogen • 4. Renewable power-to-heat • 7. A.I. & big data Market design • 19. Innovative ancillary services System operation • 29. Virtual power lines
  14. 14. Thank you for your attention!

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