In 2015, renewable energy resources supplied approximately 33% of Germany’s electricity demand. Yet, despite the influx of intermittent resources, the German grid appears as reliable as ever. If anything, reliability has improved in recent years.What regulatory and technical innovations has Germany implemented to accomplish this feat and what challenges has it encountered along the way? The upcoming event will examine the German experience and the lessons it may hold for New York State. The panel will also provide an update on initiatives underway in New York to help manage an increasingly renewable power system.
- Audrey Zibelman, Chair, New York Public Service Commission, New York Department of Public Service
- Dr. Annegret Groebel, Director, International Coordination, German Federal Network Agency
- Jens Acker, Counselor, Energy and Climate Policy, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
- David Edelson, Manager, Operations Performance and Analysis, New York ISO
- Damian Sciano, Director, Distributed Resource Integration at Consolidated Edison
- Eleanor Stein, Visiting Professor at Albany Law School; former Reforming the Energy Vision Project Manager, New York Public Service Commission