Association Webinars: Flexibility in Energy Systems with High Shares of Fluctuating Renewables - A German Perspective



  

 

With increasing shares of fluctuating renewable electricity in our energy systems, the demand for flexibility should be increasing on all sides from energy suppliers, consumers, to operators of energy infrastructure. In this webinar, Markus Graebig, Project Director of WindNODE, and Dr. Christian Wagner, Senior Consultant at ef.Ruhr GmbH, will present their insights about flexibility in renewable energy systems from a German perspective. This webinar is organized by GEE (German IAEE affiliate) and will be moderated by Prof. Georg Erdmann.

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Moderators:

Georg Erdmann, Former Professor for Energy Systems at the Berlin University of Technology, former IAEE-President and Former Member of the Independent Expert Commission analyzing the progress of the energy transformation in Germany

Speakers:

Markus Graebig (*1979), employed at 50Hertz Transmission GmbH in Berlin, is the project director of the WindNODE consortium with over 70 distinguished partners from industry, business and academia. "WindNODE - showcasing smart energy systems from northeastern Germany" is one of the five winning consortia within the high-profile, quarter billion Euro SINTEG program launched by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. Previously, Markus Graebig worked as a business consultant with McKinsey & Company and as a research associate at the Department for Energy Systems at Technische Universität Berlin. He holds a Dipl.-Ing. degree in Electrical Engineering (TU Berlin) and an M.Phil. degree in Engineering for Sustainable Development (University of Cambridge).

Dr.-Ing. Christian Wagner (*1988) is a Senior Consultant at ef.Ruhr GmbH and is responsible for the management of projects in the field of distribution grids, innovative grid concepts and system services. This includes, for example, the dena study "System Security 2050 - Ancillary Services and Aspects of Stability in the Future Electricity System" as well as the expert opinion "SDL Future" commissioned by the BMWi. He studied industrial engineering at the Technical University of Dortmund. As part of his doctorate at ie3 of TU Dortmund University on the integration and evaluation of peak curtailment as a planning principle for economic grid development in medium-voltage grids, he developed concepts for integrating peak curtailment into the current planning process and evaluating the economic benefits of peak curtailment in medium-voltage grids throughout Germany. In the course of this work, he also co-authored the FNN note on the implementation of peak curtailment. He is recipient of the GEE Awards for the best master thesis in 2015 and the best PhD thesis in 2020.

 

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