The IEA joined the Clean Power Hub’s workshop “It’s not just gas or storage: Meeting growing electricity demand with power system flexibility” held on 14 June 2021 as a side event to the Asia Clean Energy Forum 2021. In this session, IEA shared insights on why system flexibility matters for the energy transition and how system flexibility solutions can contribute to slowing demand growth and allowing for increased penetration of variable renewables to meet demand growth. The Asia Clean Energy Forum is organised by the Asian Development Bank and it is one of the biggest events events focused on the clean energy transition in Asia, and it draws participants from several of the focus countries for the present Deliverable. Bringing together a broad range of stakeholders, its objective of promoting a low-carbon transition in the region while supporting universal access to reliable and affordable energy services is well aligned with the objectives of the Action.
The IEA's participation in this event was made possible through the Clean Energy Transitions in Emerging Economies programme, which received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 952363.