WindEurope Annual Event

Bilbao Exhibition Center, Bizkaia, Spain

The WindEurope Annual Event is a gathering for stakeholders in the European offshore and onshore wind energy industry to examine the current state of wind energy. The conference will delve into topics such as energy grid expansion, stabilization of the European supply chain, expansion of the wind workforce, and wind power investment strategy.

As a leading provider of global consulting services to the commercial and public sectors, Guidehouse helps utilities and energy providers navigate their journey to decarbonization as the industry shifts to cleaner fuel, increased reliability and resilience, and control over energy costs. Our experts partner with clients to develop and implement strategic initiatives to increase infrastructure resilience for communication systems, transportation, and the power grid. Our comprehensive solutions help utilities and energy providers stay ahead of the curve of the global energy transition.

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Guidehouse Sessions

Advancing System Integration and Grid Solutions

Friday, March, 2024 | 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Guidehouse investigated the role that demand flexibility can play to reduce the mismatch between the supply of wind energy and demand. Different demand sectors were analysed and hourly demand profiles for electricity and heat were setup. Individual companies were clustered into business park archetypes. Flexibility sources considered included the use of demand management software in response to changing prices, charging of electric vehicles and trucks, industrial process heat, space heating and battery energy storage systems (BESS). Market trends and targets were analysed to inform expected adoption rates up to 2030. Specific constraints per technology and consumer type determine the flexibility potential on an hourly basis. The results show that the temporal match (or simultaneity) between wind energy supply and demand without demand flexibility is in the order of 45 - 55% (assuming the same nameplate capacity of the wind farm and peak electricity consumption). This means that about half of the supplied wind energy cannot be consumed simultaneously. By introducing electrification, demand flexibility and BESS, the match increases to 70-77%.


  • Bob Prinsen, Associate Director, Guidehouse

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