The Electricity Market is changing, opening opportunities for more flexibility in generation, storage and consumption. The integration of a large amount of new renewable energy sources poses great challenges for the European electricity grids & markets. Network reinforcement, market harmonisation and integration are both solutions and challenges for the various players in the electricity industry.

New technologies such as Power to X, Batteries, Demand Side Response DSR, Water Electrolysers, Fuel Cells and others compete or complement each other in terms of technical capabilities and economic performance. The integration of such new technologies and methods, to provide grid services and optimise the use of existing infrastructure, is changing the face of the electricity industry in the long term.

The annual GSM-Symposium aims to outline recent developments in the grid service markets, highlight advancements and challenges in international cooperation, and to reflect the technological progress.  In addition, it reports on experiences and success stories, which support a rating of the performance, and potential of new, sustainable technologies. 

The GSM-Symposium also addresses grid and technology experts, scouts and managers from the electricity industry, administration bodies and researchers interested in the commercial aspects of grid services and new technologies. Experts from the above-mentioned new technologies are addressed and are encouraged to contribute to new technical integrations and propulsive business solutions.

The international audience exchanges on market logic, regulations and harmonization activities, future trends, operations, technology capabilities, and long term business plans and other business related aspects of grid service markets.

The two-day symposium features sessions with invited and contributed talks and poster presentations. The International Advisory Board (IAB) ensures that all presentations are of high quality. The technical program includes: Development in GSM, international collaboration, enabling & advanced technologies to grid service operation and impacts of trends to real world case studies (see TOPICS). In the field of Virtual Power Plant (VPP) special panels with high level keynotes and deepening discussions.

GSM takes place just before and linked to the EFCF Conference (Electrolyser & Fuel Cell Forum) with conferenceexhibition & tutorials.

More information can be found here:  SUBMIT a CONTRIBUTION (Call for Papers and Posters) and REGISTRATION & Fees