IEA PVPS Task 1 - Task 14 Open Workshop in Amsterdam

Self-Consumption Business-Models: Economic and technical Challenges

While the cost of PV electricity is going down, the question of how business models based on the self-consumption of PV electricity becomes more acute. This workshop will explore the challenges associated with producing electricity with PV for local needs from a technical and economical point of view. An in-depth analysis of the potential and challenges of self-consumption based business models will be discussed, with a focus on storage and “Demand Side Management” through Solar heating and Cooling. In addition, the need to integrate in the electricity system and especially the question of the integration into the distribution grids will be linked to the question of self-consumption.

Workshop Opening

Cédric Philibert, International Energy Agency

Welcome Speech & the Role of the IEA PVPS Program
Gaëtan Masson, IEA-PVPS Task 1

Session 1 – Economic challenges Linked to Self-Consumption

PV Prosumers:  challenges & Opportunities
David de Jager, IEA-RETD, The Netherlands

Net-metering policies:  challenges & Opportunities
Paula Mints, SPV Market Research, USA

An update on Grid parity
Christian Breyer, LUT, Finland

New financing options for self-consumption
Matthias Fawer, Notenstein Bank, Switzerland   

Session 2 – Self-Consumption Enablers – Various options for Rapid Deployment

Self-Consumption perceived as a threat
Jose Donoso, UNEF, Spain

The quest for 100% self-consumption
Valerick Cassagne, Total, France

PV for Solar Heating and Cooling
Daniel Mugnier, IEA-SHC Task 53, France

Self-consumption in Japan
Izumi Kaizuka, RTS Corporation, Japan


Session 3 - PV in the Electricity Sector: Self-consumption and Distribution Grid Integration: the perfect choice?

Is self-consumption really grid-friendly?
Serdar Kadam, AIT, Austria

Simplifying Smart Grids
Thomas Walter, Easy Smart Grid, Germany

Delivering services to the grid
Manoël Rekinger, EPIA, Belgium

Closing Speech
Stefan Nowak, IEA-PVPS Chairman, Net Energy