Concurrent Sessions and Government Track

Monday 22 June, Concurrent Sessions 1 - 13 from 14:00 - 15:00

Government Session: Energy economists recommendations for the G20 Summit

Session presentation :

logoThe next G20 Summit will take place in Riyadh in November 2020. The G20 leaders commit to receiving the recommendations of the global civil society which is organized in engagement groups. For the first time this year, a taskforce T20 is created on the topics of Sustainable Energy, Food and Water Systems.

The IAEE is pleased to contribute and to co-chair this taskforce for Sustainable energy.
As a result a selection of  3 to 4 policy briefs out of 100 policy briefs submitted to T20 will be presented to participants to the 43rd IAEE International Conference in Paris. The authors expected to receive advices and improvement from the audience.

IAEE participants to this session will thus have an opportunity to interact with G20/T20 recommendations. This year G20 leaders want to base their final communique on T20 ‘ideas-bank’ and research-based recommendations. They want to communicate with the broader public about issues such issues of global importance.

G20 / T20 Taskforce on Sustainable Energy Systems, Presiding

Hossa Almutairi
T20 Sherpa, lead co-chair of the task force, Research fellow, KAPSARC
Christophe Bonnery
Executive Vice President, IAEE
Axel Pierru
T20 secretariat, Program Director, KAPSARC

Abstracts submission period for policy briefs is closed. The selected speakers will be announced after the selection process to be closed end of May 2020.

Policy brief 1 for G20/T20 recommendations on Energy security & market stability
Speaker1: to be announced

Policy brief 2 for G20/T20 recommendations on Energy transitions
Speaker2: to be announced

Policy brief 3 for G20/T20 recommendations on The Energy/Food/Water Nexus & Smart Cities
Speaker3: to be announced

Monday 22 June, Concurrent Sessions 14 - 26 from 16:00 - 17:30

Government Session: Hybrid  market architectures for ensuring investment in the European electricity sector

Session presentation: Decarbonising electricity supply in the context of liberalised market faces a unique challenge to ensure adequate amounts of investment due to the high capital intensity of low carbon generation technologies. The volatility of revenues based on short-term marginal costs thus affects low carbon generators particularly hard while fossil generators with higher variable costs benefit from an automatic hedge for part of their revenues. The challenge to gain revenues sufficient to recuperate investment outlays fully is further exacerbated by the unwillingness of policymakers and the general public to countenance substantial numbers of scarcity hours with high prices and the influx of  significant amounts of wind and solar PV capacity with zero short-run marginal costs. A new consensus is emerging, in which the role of liberalised markets to efficiently use ("sweating") existing assets is fully recognised, while at the same time emphasising the need to resort to different forms of average cost pricing. If the basic idea receives widespread support, its actual implementation has not yet found its definite form. One of the question is whether some form or other of long-term supply contract is preferable to a top up through a capacity mechanism. This immediately poses another set of questions relating to the actual form of its long-term contract, its tradeability (closely related to the risk of being used as a barrier to entry) as well as to the form of any capacity mechanism, most notably whether capacity targets are formulated explicitly in a centralised fashion by a system operator or implicitly by the supply obligations of decentralised load-serving entities. The session will discuss these questions in the light of the responsibility of governments and regulators to ensure adequate amounts of capacity for ensuring the security of electricity supplies. 

Presiding: Jan Horst Keppler
Université Paris-Dauphine, Chaire European Electricity Markets (CEEM)

David Newbery
Cambridge and Imperial College (TBC)

Michael Grubb
University College London (TBC)

Fabien Roques
Université Paris-Dauphine, Chaire European Electricity Markets (CEEM) (TBC)

Fulvio Fontini
Università di Padova (TBC)    

Tuesday 23 June, Concurrent Sessions 27 - 39 from 11:00 - 12:30

Government Session: The role of Hydrogen in the energy system: what potential ? what challenges ? and what are the next steps ?

Session presentation: In order to mitigate climate change and fall in line with the decarbonisation targets expected worldwide, most energy mixes must undergo transformations with country-specific energy transition pathways. The challenge remains on identifying the optimal ways to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions, while preserving growth, competitiveness and security of supply. Coupling the power system with other energy sectors via hydrogen (power-to-gas, power-to-heat and power-to mobility for example) could be a promising solution to contribute to both flexibility provision (hence easing the penetration of renewable energies) and a multi-sectorial decarbonisation at the same time. Provided that hydrogen is produced via low-carbon technologies such as electrolysis coupled with a decarbonized power mix, it makes it possible to link and decarbonize the different energy sectors together, thanks to the hydrogen versatility. In this session the hydrogen potential will be presented based on different point of views (energy organizations, industrials and academics). Once the different possible applications of hydrogen are acknowledged, the next steps required for scaling up will be discussed.

This session is organized in collaboration with the Task 38 of the Hydrogen Technology Collaboration Programme of the International Energy Agency.

Presiding: Olfa TLILI BEN GHANEM
I-tésé, CEA, France

Paul Lucchese
Chairman of the Hydrogen Technology Collaboration Programme (TCP) of the IEA, France

Guillaume de Smedt
Director, Strategy Hydrogen Energy & Energy Transition, Air Liquide, Hydrogen Council, France

Martin Robinius
Head of Institute IEK-3, Jülich Forschungszentrum, Germany

Alain Le Duigou
Research Engineer at I-tésé, CEA, France     

Tuesday 23 June, Concurrent Sessions 40 - 52 from 16:00 - 17:30


Wednesday 24 June, Concurrent Sessions 53 - 65 from 11:00 - 12:30


Wednesday 24 June, Concurrent Sessions 66 - 78 from 14:00 - 15:30