7. GJETC Council Meeting & Outreach Event, 2019


Management Options for Unbundled & Secure Electricity Markets with Growing Shares of Renewable Energy

Japan is in the process of restructuring its electricity market, including unbundling and competitive balancing markets. Germany, as a member State of the European Union, has already restructured its power market in the years since 1998. Both countries, however, will have to develop their electricity markets further to master the energy transition. This concerns particularly the integration of large shares of generation based on mostly variable renewable energy.
Bilateral cooperation such as the "German-Japanese Energy Transition Council" (GJETC) can play an important role in mastering the challenges of the energy transition in the respective countries and facilitate the knowledge transfer worldwide with good examples.Its work focusses on strategic and systemic analysis and develops independent policy advice focused on problem solutions respecting the different framework conditions and energy policies in both countries, Germany and Japan.

On the occasion of the 7th meeting of the German-Japanese Energy Tranfer Council (GJETC), a public outreach event took place on 24 September 2019 in the premises of the Institute of Energy Economics Japan (IEEJ) in Tokyo.

An outreach event organized by the GJETC secretariats provided both strategic and in-depth insights on selected topics related to electricity markets and growing shares of renewable energy production in both countries: "Management Options for Unbundled & Secure Electricity Markets with Growing Shares of Renewable Energy – Needs, Experiences, and Options for Japanese-German Cooperation”

Contributions were made by Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Borchardt, Deputy Director General of DG Energy of the European Commission, Dr. Boris Rigault (Siemens AG) and Steffen Riediger (European Energy Exchange AG).