21 Oct 2021 16:00—18:00 Paris Time Webinar

8th Annual EPRI-IEA Workshop Challenges in Energy Decarbonisation: Building a Resilient Net-Zero Future

From 19 to 21 October, the International Energy Agency and the Electric Power Research Institute will host the 8th annual edition of the workshop series ‘Challenges in Energy Decarbonisation: Building a Resilient Net-Zero Future’. This public webinar, opened by Ms. Mary Burce Warlick, IEA Deputy Executive Director and Dr. Arshad Mansoor, President and Chief Executive Officer, EPRI, will bring together a broad range of representatives from government, system operators, utilities, business and academia leading the transformation of power systems as part of energy transitions around the globe.

Spread over three days the workshop series will include expert presentations and panel discussions over the course of three sessions:

  • Flexibility and Resilience in Decarbonised Energy Systems
  • Promise vs Potential: a Holistic Look at Electrification
  • Planning and Forecasting for Physical and Climate Resilience

From market design changes to new planning tools, the transformation of the energy system requires new mechanisms to maximize the benefits of integrating new technologies to optimise grid operations and take a holistic energy system view to planning. This session will provide an in-depth look into the types of tools and processes required to plan for system transformation that achieves our decarbonisation goals while minimising the impacts of physical and natural threats.