Workshop description

Major issues to be discussed

  • System integration of intermittent renewable generators,
  • Network and system regulation challenges,
  • Flexible generation,
  • Balancing, balance circles,  
  • Generation and demand forecasting,
  • Different sources of flexibility
  • Demand response,
  • Storage technology for different purposes,
  • Different regulatory measures supporting technologies ensuring flexibility

Background

The increasing ratio of intermittent renewable capacities (solar and wind) on the national and regional markets creates new system-regulation challenges.  The need and the value of flexibility increases in the electricity system. The new generation portfolio and the renewable influenced commodity (energy) prices squeeze out flexible (gas fired) power plant units. In this present and foreseen situation system operators should mobilize all possible sources and actions in order to keep the system balance and to ensure system regulation.

More predictable load forecast of generators (including intermittent renewable) and demand forecast together with incentives keeping the balance between load/demand forecast and actual load/demand are important elements of smooth system regulation. The well constructed balance circles together with the adequate rules and incentives could incorporate rigid and flexible generators; end-users, virtual power plants, aggregators, storage facilities and flexible consumers through active demand side response programs. The new possibilities offered by digital solutions could involve not only the large end-users, but the small ones, the electrical appliances, the public buildings and future smart cities into the different segments of flexibility markets.

The TSOs are working on the preparation of standard products (reserve capacity and regulating power in different time-horizons and for different purposes) in the transparent system operation, on the cross-border balancing possibilities, and on the probability based harmonised system-load forecasting methods.

The massively increasing number of electric vehicles (EV) create further challenges for distribution network operators (DSO) and for system operators (TSO). The new charging infrastructure needs massive network development and the charging behaviour of EVs could create system imbalances and congestion problems in the distribution system. On the other hand the EV batteries, as element of distributed storage system could assist the system-operation, if technical conditions and incentives available.

Regulators should take into consideration these tendencies, new challenges, possibilities and changing consumer expectations while creating new network tariff structure and the necessary incentives. The regulator could also facilitate new technologies and innovative solutions through enabling regulatory attitude.

Workshop registration

ERRA Full Members EUR 650 + 27% VAT
ERRA Associate Members EUR 755 + 27% VAT
Non-Member Regulators EUR 860 + 27% VAT
Non-regulators EUR 1070 + 27% VAT

Tuition fee includes: training materials, lunches and coffee breaks during the workshop.

Accommodation cost for 2 nights will be added to the tuition fee in the amount of 152 EUR if you chose to stay at the training venue (European Youth Centre Budapest (EYCB) http://www.eycb.coe.int). (In case participants wish to stay at a different location, please note that they will need to do their own hotel arrangements.)

Workshop location

Budapest

Hungary

European Youth Centre Budapest (EYCB)
Address: 1-3 Zivatar Str., H-1024 Budapest
Tel.: +36 1 438 1030 ǀ Fax +36 1 212 4076
E-mail: eycbsecretariat-at-coe.int
Web: www.eycb.coe.int

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Flexibility Workshop 2019

Please note that ERRA is not in the position to provide participants with funds or assistance in finding the necessary funds regarding their participation fees and does not have sponsored places for the training. Thus, we kindly ask you to submit your registration only in case the funds to cover your participation, including tuition fee, travel, etc. are available for you and your participation is already approved by your delegating company.

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Monday, March 11, 2019

08:00

Welcoming and introductory remarks

Dr. Szörényi, Gábor

former ERRA Chairman and ERRA General Secretary, former Director of the Hungarian Energy Office (Regulator), Hungary

08:30

System integration of intermittent renewable generators and other related tendencies

Nord Pool / NORDEL

International RES tendencies, technology developments (specific cost reduction), new consumer expectation (self-sufficiency in energy supply: “Prosumers”), evolution of RES support systems, electric vehicles (EV) network/system connection as new active demand.
10:00

Coffee break

10:30

Network and system regulation challenges

a., Network connection of new technologies
- DSO problems (Voltage regulation, imbalances, platform of flexibility products)
b., System regulation challenges tendencies of increasing imbalances (International and German cases)
- TSO reserve capacities (old and new definitions), procurement procedures and prices and regulating power, new EU rules of relevant Network Codes [short introduction]
- TSO-DSO shared responsibilities (avoiding situation in which TSO and DSO actions reduce the effects of each other)

Houmoller, Anders Plejdrup

CEO, Houmoller Consulting Aps, Denmark

12:00

Lunch break

13:00

Balancing and balance circles

a., Balancing and balance circles
b., Role of flexible generators and the “missing money”

Houmoller, Anders Plejdrup

CEO, Houmoller Consulting Aps, Denmark

14:30

Coffee break

15:00

Mitigating the increasing system-regulation challenges (necessity of new flexibility sources)

a., Generation capacity forecast
b., Demand forecast
- Demand forecast methods of aggregated consumers

Balog, Richárd

Head of Resource and Network Planning Department, MAVIR – FTSZ (Hungarian TSO), Hungary

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

08:00

Mitigating the increasing system-regulation challenges (necessity of new flexibility sources):

c., Demand Response as new flexibility source
09:30

Coffee break

10:00

Mitigating the increasing system-regulation challenges (necessity of new flexibility sources):

d., Storage technologies as new flexibility sources
11:30

Storage technologies as new flexibility sources (Hungarian Case Studies)

TBD
12:00

Lunch break

13:00

Different regulatory measures supporting technologies ensuring flexibility

TBD
14:30

Coffee break

15:00

Foreseen future electricity market models

Nord Pool / NORDEL

-New responsibilities of existing market players
-New players entering into the supply chain
-New relations among players
-New possibilities provided by digitalization
-Internet of Things o Other foreseen changes
16:30

Workshop wrap-up and Summary of key messages

17:00

End of the workshop

Course Director

Dr. Szörényi, Gábor

former ERRA Chairman and ERRA General Secretary, former Director of the Hungarian Energy Office (Regulator), Hungary


Instructors

Balog, Richárd

Head of Resource and Network Planning Department, MAVIR – FTSZ (Hungarian TSO), Hungary

Houmoller, Anders Plejdrup

CEO, Houmoller Consulting Aps, Denmark

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Venue/ Accommodation

European Youth Centre Budapest (EYCB)
Address: Zivatar u. 1-3., H-1024 Budapest
Tel.: +36 1 438 1030 ǀ Fax: +36 1 212 4076
E-mail: eycbsecretariat-at-coe.int
Web: www.eycb.coe.int

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Visa

Please verify the visa requirements of Hungary by contacting the Hungarian Embassy in your country. The list of diplomatic missions is available here: http://www.kormany.hu/en/ministry-of-foreign-affairs-and-trade/missions. The list of countries whose citizens do not require visas to enter Hungary can be found at http://konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/visa-waiver-agreements.

List of third countries, where a Schengen state issues visas on behalf of Hungary is available on this page: http://konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/visa-issuance-on-behalf-of-hungary.

In case you need an entry visa, please immediately contact the ERRA Secretariat! To prepare a visa invitation letter for you, please send us your passport copy and indicate at where you applying for the visa. 


Airport Transfers/ Travel Information

Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (formerly Ferihegy):

  • Located 16 kilometres (9,9 mi) east-southeast of the centre of Budapest
  • Central telephone number for information: +36 1 296 7000
  • http://www.bud.hu/english
  • The transfer time to/from the airport to the downtown is approximately 45-60 minutes (subject to traffic)

Shuttle bus

miniBUD (http://www.minibud.hu/) is the official airport shuttle service company providing fixed-priced transfer service between Budapest Airport – Budapest city center – Budapest Airport. The miniBUD airport shuttle service counters located on the arrivals level of Budapest Airport.


Taxi from the Airport

There is an official airport taxi company (Főtaxi) available at the Arrival Hall of the Terminals. All Főtaxi cars are equipped with POS terminal, therefore passengers can pay with credit card as well. Reservations can be made in person at Főtaxi booths located at the exit at Terminal 2A and 2B. At the taxi rank in front of the stands taxis are parking continuously waiting for passengers.

Rates (for reference purposes only): around HUF 9300 (30 EUR) for one way.

Calling a Taxi in Budapest

Please find below the list of larger taxi companies in Budapest:

  • Citytaxi: +36 1 211 1111
  • Főtaxi: +36 1 222 2222
  • 6×6 Taxi: +36 1 666 6666


Public Transport

Budapest’s network of public transport services (BKK) includes buses, trolleybuses, trams, subway (Metró) and over ground suburban trains (HÉV).

For ticket prices and more information please visit the official website of BKK: http://www.bkk.hu/en/tickets-and-passes/prices/ 

Booklet in PDF with useful information is available here >>


Railway Stations

International trains operate from the three largest stations:

  • Keleti pályaudvar: VIII., Baross tér. Tel: (+36-1) 413 – 4610.
  • Nyugati pályaudvar: VI., Nyugati tér Tel: (+36-1) 349-8503
  • Déli pályaudvar I. Krisztina krt. 37. Tel: (+36-1) 375-6593

All three international railway stations are part of the Budapest Underground system, the Metró. The Déli is on the Red (Number 2) line, Keleti is on the Red (Number 2) and Green (Number 4) lines and the Nyugati is on the Blue (Number 3) line.

Official website of the Hungarian State Railways: https://www.mavcsoport.hu/en


Safety

Budapest is safe, however, we do recommend that you exercise normal caution when travelling. Please watch your belongings and pockets in public transportation.


General Information

Currency:      HUF (Hungarian Forint)
Currency Exchange Rates: http://www.mnb.hu/en/arfolyamok

Time zone:   UTC/GMT +1 hours

Electricity:   230 V/50 Hz (Europlug)

Dial Codes:   +36 –

Emergency Calls:    112 (ambulance, police and fire)

Smoking:   Smoking is not permitted in public places, dining and meeting facilities.

Weather:   http://www.met.hu/en/idojaras/elorejelzes/magyarorszagi_telepulesek/

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Workshop location

Budapest

Hungary

European Youth Centre Budapest (EYCB)
Address: 1-3 Zivatar Str., H-1024 Budapest
Tel.: +36 1 438 1030 ǀ Fax +36 1 212 4076
E-mail: eycbsecretariat-at-coe.int
Web: www.eycb.coe.int

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