Energy Markets

How can the energy market deal with the volatility of renewable energies?

Wind and solar energy produce electricity when the wind blows, or the sun shines. In the future, this will lead to significant volatility in electricity generation. Therefore, the generation will no longer respond to demand, but demand will instead have to adapt to generation via flexibilities. Integrating the often small-scale, future flexibilities, such as battery storage, electric vehicles, demand-side management, or electrolyzers, into the energy markets is a challenging but also necessary measure. To this end, we are investigating different market design options to drive this integration.

Specifically, we look at the following questions:

  • What added value do flexibilities bring to the energy system?
  • How can small-scale flexibilities be integrated into electricity markets?
  • Can the system continue to guarantee security of supply with the current market design?
  • How can renewable energies be integrated?
  • What is the value of flexibility?

Below You Will Find our News, Publications, and Projects on the Topic

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  • Bavarian Coordination Office for Regulatory Sandboxes at the FfE
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  • Environmental impacts of the rollout of smart metering systems
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  • Digitalisation and sustainability: (How) do they fit together?
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  • Series of articles concerning hydrogen: What contribution can hydrogen make to the energy transition?
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  • "Future Power Grids" Conference - Three FfE Contributions to the Future Design of the Decentralized Energy System
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  • Application-based energy and emission balances for Europe
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