Innovation, New Market Designs and Flexibility Needs to Integrate Large-Scale Renewables

Tuesday, June 13, 2023
02:30 pm - 04:00 pm
ICM München
Room 13 A

Storage technologies are emerging as a key solution that will provide flexibility. Digital technologies are emerging with new applications, supporting a faster response and increased flexibility to integrate higher shares of variable renewables. Further great potential for increased flexibility lies in the demand response, but the question remains as to how to unlock and properly value it. New market designs and regulations are needed to incentivize flexibility from all assets. This session will provide examples of emerging innovative solutions to enable a large share of renewables to be integrated into power systems, and include a debate around the market design and regulatory innovations needed to scale up such solutions.

02:30 pm - 02:35 pmWelcome and Introduction

Dr. Roland Roesch

Acting Director - IRENA Innovation and Technology Centre

IRENA International Renewable Energy Agency

02:35 pm - 03:05 pmFurther Speakers to be Confirmed

03:05 pm - 03:15 pmHow Industrial Consumers Can Provide Flexibility to the Grid? Industrial Site LEMENE - from Idea to Profitable Business Model

Klemens Wegehaupt

Solution Manager

Siemens AG

03:15 pm - 03:30 pmQ&A Session

03:30 pm - 04:00 pmPanel Discussion



Klemens Wegehaupt, Siemens AG

Solution Manager


Klemens Wegehaupt - enthusiastic engineer, from energy enthusiast to energy expert, working for over 10 years in the field of microgrids & renewable energy. According to Einstein's principle "If you can't explain something simply, you haven't understood it." he tries to inspire and sensitize people for this topic. (He moved from the conservative business of general planning for large power plants, where he was responsible for the design, calculation, and planning of primary and secondary components, to innovation in the field of microgrids & renewables. In this field he is working since 2011 as project engineer & solution architect and takes care of the creation of practical concepts for sustainable energy supply.)


Dr. Roland Roesch, IRENA International Renewable Energy Agency

Acting Director - IRENA Innovation and Technology Centre


Dr. Roland Roesch has been Acting Director at the Innovation and Technology Center (IITC) in the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) since November 2022. In this role, he oversees the agency's work on advising member countries on energy scenarios and planning, power sector transformation, renewable generation, cost and markets, technology status and innovation outlooks, and project development guidelines. Before becoming Acting Director, he served as IITC Deputy Director from 2018. Roland joined IRENA in 2012 and has worked in multiple work programs since. For two years prior to joining IRENA, Roland had been Professor for Energy Economics at the University of Applied Science in Damstadt. Previously, he worked for 15 years in the oil and gas and utilities industries for Shell and E.ON, latterly as General Manager Power with Shell and as Head of Division, Project Leader, Project Executive and Technical Project Developer with E.ON. Previously, he worked as an Energy Market Consultant for Lahmeyer International and as a researcher in renewable energy. Roland has solid business experience in energy markets, energy economics and strategies, renewable integration management, energy project development and project financing.

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