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Economics of Integrating Variable Renewables in Liberalized Electricity Markets (By Invitation Only)

Monday, 10th June 2019
9:00 am – 6:00 pm 

Pan Pacific Singapore
Level 2, Ocean 4 & 5
7 Raffles Boulevard
Singapore 039595 


With increasing penetration of intermittent and variable renewable energy sources, power systems are facing a number of challenges. Principally to cater to the problem of power system frequency management, a number of wholesale electricity markets have adopted new classes of frequency control products that are either fast-responding, and/or bidirectional, and/or catered specifically for increased ramping requirements. Additionally, markets are utilizing curtailment to limit the intermittency impacts of renewables and are considering it as a means to enable additional penetration of variable renewables at lower costs compared to other approaches. This workshop brings experts from five electricity markets to share their experiences of designing, implementing, and operating New Frequency Response Products and Curtailment as a means to integrate intermittent renewables.


09:00 – 09:15 Registration

09:15 – 09:25 Welcome
Professor ANG Beng Wah, Executive Director, Energy Studies Institute

09:25 – 09:30

Opening Remarks
Professor Anthony David Owen, Principal Fellow, Division Head – Energy Economics,
Energy Studies Institute

09:30 – 10:00

10:00 – 10:30
Session 1
Chair: Professor Anthony David Owen

Current Status and Efforts for Solar Deployment in Singapore
Mr. LEE Seng Wai, Director – Policy & Planning Department, Energy Market Authority

Introduction to the Research Study
Mr. Gautam Jindal, Research Fellow, Energy Studies Institute

10:30 – 11:00 Refreshments Break

11:00 – 12:00

12:00 – 13:00
Session 2
Chair: Dr. Dina Azhgaliyeva

The Global Evidence on the Costs and Impacts of Integrating Renewable Energy: A Systematic Review
Dr. Robert Gross, Director - Centre for Energy Policy and Technology, Imperial College London

Operational Challenges Integrating Distributed Energy Resources in the NEM
Dr. Jenny Riesz, Principal, Australian Energy Market Operator

Managing frequency in the NEM: evolution of FCAS markets
Dr. Jonathon Myrtle, Manager – Market Insights, Australian Energy Market Operator

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch 

14:00 – 15:00

15:00 – 16:00
Session 3
Chair: Mr. Gautam Jindal

ERCOT’s Energy and Ancillary Services Market Design Enabling High Penetration of Wind and Solar Generation
Dr. Julia Matevosjana, Lead Planning Engineer - Resource Adequacy, Electricity Reliability Council of Texas

Enabling Wind Integration in Ireland – The DS3 Programme
Mr. Jonathan O’Sullivan, Manager - Innovation, EirGrid

16:00 – 16:15 Refreshments Break

16:15 – 17:15

17:15 – 18:00
Session 4
Chair: Dr. Liu Yang

Valuing Response Products and Curtailment in US Electricity Markets
Ms. Jessica Lau, Senior Technical Project Manager, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Solar PV in Singapore – A Developer’s Perspective
Mr. Frank Phuan, Managing Director, Sunseap

18:00 Close of Workshop

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