Workshop: Exploring Flexibility from Renewable Hydrogen and Bioenergy in Energy Systems Modelling
IEA Bioenergy, IEA ETSAP and IEA Hydrogen
The objective of this IEA Bioenergy, IEA ETSAP and IEA Hydrogen collaboration is to exchange modelling experiences and perspectives on the multi-faceted aspects of flexibility. A bioenergy supply chain can be an intricate and networked affair:
Flexibility can often be found throughout the chain, in feedstock sourcing, pre-treatment, storage, distribution, and conversion into heat, power, and fuels (see Schipfer et al. ). While hydrogen supply and utilisation from feedstock-independent renewables might be a less complex endeavour, respective impact assessment is not straightforward either.
For example, energy storage at different time scales, inter-sectoral synergies and tradeoffs, and contributions to energy security must be accounted for (see Quarton et al. ). Also, system complexification through integration, sector-, and multi-sector coupling boosts systemic risks, encompassing safety concerns, security vulnerabilities, and the potential for cascading failures (see Reed et al.).
Adjunct to the ETSAP workshop and ExCo in Torino, a half-day workshop will set the scene for the discussion and the joint planning of a webinar with the aim of formulating a modelling agenda for flexibilisation impact assessment.
Your participation and expertise are invaluable to shaping this discourse. We eagerly anticipate your presence for the interdisciplinary and inclusive exchange.
- Status of and expectations for flexible bioenergy to support resource efficiency and to accelerate the energy transition. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (2022)
- The curious case of the conflicting roles of hydrogen in global energy scenarios. Sustainable Energy Fuels (2019)
- Multisector Dynamics: Advancing the Science of Complex Adaptive Human-Earth Systems. Earth’s Future (2022)
- 09:00 SESSION A
- Chair: TBD
- Flexibility in energy system models & ETSAP
Tiina Koljonen, VTT Finland
- Flexibilisation impact assessment
Fabian Schipfer, IEA Bioenergy TCP
- Titel to be confirmed
Anna Krook-Riekola, Lulea Univ. Sweden
- 10:30 COFFEE BREAK
- 11:00 SESSION B
- Chair: TBD
- 11:00 Advancements in modelling hydrogen deployment - flexibilisation aspects
Kari Aamodt Espegren, IFE, Norway
- 11:30 Collaborative design of the February 2024 flexibilisation webinar
- 12:00 End
System modellers and policy makers