10th Trialog on the energy transition: Flexible, secure, efficient – the electricity market of the future
Electricity produced by renewables is supposed to become the most important source of energy in the future. But the German market design needs to be adapted to further integrate renewables into the energy system and to reach the climate targets of 2030. In the Trialog “Electricity market 2.0. – flexible, secure, efficient“ 50 participants from the public sector, the business sector, organized civil society and academia discussed how to design a market that enables an energy supply that is climate friendly and reliable. The participants argued for an overall transformation of the system of levies and taxes and to introduce a common CO2-price for all energy sectors. But they also pointed out how difficult it is to achieve equal opportunities for all energy sources (level playing field). Additionally such a price signal alone would not be sufficient to push fossil fuels out of the market.
The Trialog took place on October 23 2018 in Berlin. It was the 10th Trialog of the HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform in cooperation with the academies’ project “Energy Systems of the Future”.
Further information on the Trialog and on the project is available in the press release here. (In German only)