Flexible Power Systems

The German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie - BMWi), the Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy (Ministério de Minas e Energia - MME) and the Brazilian Energy Research Office (Empresa de Pesquisa Energética - EPE), with the support of the German Agency for International Cooperation (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit – GIZ), organized the Workshop “Untapping Flexibility in Power Systems” in Rio de Janeiro, on October 6th 2017. Organized under the German-Brazilian Energy Partnership, the workshop was held at EPE’s office, with the objective of discussing how to deliver the operating flexibility needed in power systems to cope with growing shares of renewable energy sources (RES) – mostly wind and solar energy - in both countries.

From left to right: Carlos Alexandre Pires (MME), Luiz Augusto Barroso (EPE) and Ralf Christmann (BMWi)

Katharina Grave, BMWi (center), Rafael de Sá Ferreira, EPE (right)

Presentation: Impact of Increasing Share of Variable Renewables

From left to right: Thiago Barral (EPE), Katharina Grave (BMWi), Ralf Christmann (BMWi), Luiz Barroso (EPE), Rafael de Sá Ferreira (EPE), Hannah Sternberg (GIZ), Thobias Sach (Ecofys), Xabier Alonso (Next Kraftwerke), Cora Buchenberger (GIZ), Tim Bongers (RWTH Aachen University), Bernardo Dörr (GIZ)