In the face of increasing electricity demand, power sector planners may be reluctant to consider adding renewable energy capacity because of the perceived challenge of variability. They may automatically assume that renewables require energy storage, or that only fossil fuels can provide reliability. However, evidence from around the world shows that employing system flexibility measures can enable reliable integration of larger shares of renewables and can also slow demand growth. Flexibility measures range from lower cost options like changes in system operation to higher cost options like adding storage or transmission capacity. Comparing flexibility options helps to identify least cost solutions for each power system.

Join leading experts for a review of the options for power system flexibility that may unlock solutions for reliably adding larger shares of renewables to meet demand growth, thereby avoiding unnecessary lock-in of fossil fuel solutions and helping to achieve both economic and environmental goals.


  • Describe system flexibility solutions that have been demonstrated globally
  • Explain how these solutions can contribute to slowing demand growth and allowing for increased penetration of variable renewables to meet demand
  • Provide an idea of the relative costs of the solutions and how those costs may vary depending on particular circumstances


Time (Manila) Activities
08:00-08:10 p.m. Introductions
08:10-08:20 p.m. Regional Perspective on Demand Growth and Solutions
108:20-08:30 p.m. Overview: Why System Flexibility Matters for the Energy Transition
08:30-09:20 p.m. Representative Examples from Around the World
09:20-09:30 p.m. Q&A

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Graham Pugh, Clean Power Hub