The way how the electricity market is organised in Europe is changing, opening opportunities for more flexibility in generation and consumption. New sustainable technologies such as water electrolysers, fuel cells or batteries meet the needs of the future transmission and distribution grid. Flexibility, virtual power plants, dynamic load management, direct marketing, control reserves, and grid services are few of the key words addressing the current challenges.
During the symposium, international experts highlighted topics around the grid service markets, focusing on the market logic, business model experience, regulations, grid balancing, future trends and long-term business plans. The symposium aimed at reaching an understanding of the differences in the European grid service markets and at pinpointing prospects of flexible emerging technologies to contribute to grid services. It addressed scouts and managers from the European electricity industry, administration bodies and researchers interested in the commercial aspects of grid services.