October 9, 2020

Workshop

The role of energy storage in power sectors with fossil fuel phase-out

Date

October 9, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location

Video conference via Cisco Webex

Speaker

Sebastian Osorio, Mario Kendziorski, Leonard Göke, Wolf-Peter Schill, Carlos David Gaete Morales, Martin Kittel

The phase-out of fossil fuels, and a growing use of variable renewable energy sources, increase the flexibility needs of the power sector. In this context, different energy storage technologies become more relevant. Yet the role and use of electricity storage depends on many factors, for example technology costs and availabilities, as well as the level and flexibility of sector coupling strategies. This online event provides new insights in this field, based on research carried out in the BMBF-funded project "Future of Fossil Fuels in the Wake of Greenhouse Neutrality". We present findings of complementary model-based analyses and methodological advances - partly finished, and partly ongoing - which are carried out at DIW Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin and Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). Given the variety of analyses presented, this event should be of interest from both energy modeling and energy policy perspectives.

Speaker

Dr. Wolf-Peter Schill, Deputy Head of the Department Energy, Transportation, Environment at DIW Berlin
Carlos David Gaete Morales, Ph.D., Research Associate in the Department Energy, Transportation, Environment at DIW Berlin
Martin Kittel, Ph.D. Student in the Department Energy, Transportation, Environment at DIW Berlin
Leonard Göke, Technische Universität Berlin
Mario Kendziorski, Technische Universität Berlin
Dr. Sebastian Osorio, PostDoc in the Climate & Energy Policy Group at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

10:00-10:10 Welcome, agenda, technical issues
Dr. Wolf-Peter Schill, Deputy Head of the Department Energy, Transportation, Environment at DIW Berlin

FIRST SESSION: HIGH-LEVEL INSIGHTS
10:10-10:30 Electricity storage and the renewable energy transition
Dr. Wolf-Peter Schill
10:30-10:50 Power sector effects of electric vehicle batteries
Carlos David Gaete Morales, Ph.D., Research Associate in the Department Energy, Transportation, Environment at DIW Berlin
10:50-11:00 Further discussion on both talks

SECOND SESSION: STORAGE IN EU GREEN DEAL SCENARIOS
11:10-11:30 Energy storage in EU scenarios of the EU Green Deal
Dr. Sebastian Osorio, PostDoc in the Climate & Energy Policy Group at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
11:30-11:50 Storage in scenarios of a decarbonized European energy system
Mario Kendziorski, Research Associate at the Workgroup for Economic and Infrastructure Policy (WIP), TU Berlin
11:50-12:00 Further discussion on both talks

THIRD SESSION: METHODOLOGICAL ASPECTS
12:10-12:30 Renewable energy targets and the storage cycling trap
Martin Kittel, Ph.D. Student in the Department Energy, Transportation, Environment at DIW Berlin
12:30-12:50 How time-series reduction impacts storage modelling
Leonard Göke, Research Associate at the Workgroup for Economic and Infrastructure Policy (WIP), TU Berlin
12:50-13:00 Further discussion on both talks and wrap-up