Workshop on Electricity system (r)evolution: What role for baseload and dispatchable technologies by ARFEM

As part of the work of the NEA Expert Group on "advanced reactor systems and future energy market needs”, a workshop was organised on 4 September 2019 with the objective of better understanding how the electricity systems are evolving towards low carbon power systems, what technologies are projected to be deployed according to policy-based scenarios, what technical issues (grid stability for example) are likely to be encountered in systems with high shares of variable renewables, and what solutions are being developed (or already implemented). The workshop also discuss the role of baseload and dispatchable technologies, and the important role storage and demand-side management can play. Finally, possible game changers such as hydrogen and decarbonised transportation (electric vehicles and H2-fueled vehicles) are discussed, as they may also offer new market opportunities for nuclear energy systems.