The European Union has decided an ambitious program to transform its energy system. A binding target of at least 40% domestic reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 has been endorsed – compared with 1990 emission levels. Further targets include doubling the share of renewable energy in total consumption and increasing energy efficiency. Due to strong governmental support, the share of renewables in total EU power demand has doubled within the last ten years, from 15% in 2005 to 30% in 2015. But this strong development has a price.
SEPTEMBER 2015 – Reno, NV – 10 senior-level officials from Djibouti, Ethiopia, and Kenya participated in the EAGP Executive Exchange, September 18–27, 2015. The delegation traveled to Reno, Nevada and Austin, Nevada to meet with private geothermal developers, equipment manufacturers, and geothermal service providers.
The objective of the Workshop is to discuss how utilities can successfully integrate intermittent generation sources. Participants will gain an understanding of how electric utilities are mitigating the issue of intermittency from renewable resources through creating a more flexible system. The Workshop will focus on the following topics:
• Increasing System Flexibility through Generation