Biomass for energy
- lessons from the Bioenergy Boom -
(24-25 November 2014, Leipzig)

Flexible (bio-) power

Session 2 “Flexible (bio-) power – The future for biomass in the energy system?”

(24 November 2014, 01:00 - 3:30 pm, room 1D)

System integration of high shares of intermittent renewable sources (wind power and photovoltaics) into the power system is a big challenge. Beside demand side management, demand oriented power generation from renewable sources is a good opportunity. Bioenergy offers here good potentials since it can be generated if needed. Therefore, we will discuss the potential of biomass to support the system integration of fluctuating renewables, the role of policies or incentives and the design of future electricity markets to activate these potentials. Further we discuss the role of biomass in a CHP  systems for a flexible and sustainable energy system.

Key questions:

  • What are the potentials of biomass to support the system integration of intermittent renewable sources?
  • What incentives or policies are needed to implement flexible bio-power generation?
  • How could the future electricity market look like to foster the integration of renewables into the energy system?
  • What role could district heating play within a sustainable energy system?

Session chair: Marcus Eichhorn (Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig, Germany)


  • 01:10 - 01:35 pm: Philip Tafarte (Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig, Germany): Can flexible powerproduction from biomass complement the fluctuating feed-in from wind and solar power? Results from a case study for a German region
    Abstract       Presentation
  • 01:35 - 02:00 pm: Alexandra Purkus (Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig, Germany): Incentives for demand-oriented renewable electricity production – lessons learned from the sliding market premium and perspectives.
    Abstract         Presentation
  • Short break
  • 02:10 - 02:35 pm: Markus Millinger: (Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig, Germany): Modelling of bioenergy competitions


  • CANCELLED: 02:10 - 02:35 pm: Eva Hauser: (Institut für ZukunftsEnergieSysteme gGmbH, Saarbrücken, Germany): The role of bioenergy during the energy system transformation – whose demand should be satisfied by bioenergy?
  • CANCELLED: 02:35 - 03:00 pm: Birger Lauersen (Danish District Heating Association, Kolding Denmark): Green District Heating
  • Discussion
       Report Session 2