The Integration of Solar Energy by Flexible Sector Coupling
Tuesday, 31. October 2023
2:30 to 3:00pm
The Keynote duration is 0:30 hours.

The Integration of Solar Energy by Flexible Sector Coupling

For a 100 % decarbonized energy system, our final energy demand has to be covered by renewable sources. To achieve this, the energy actually needed has to be supplied. Therefore, the different demand sectors – electricity, mobility and thermal demand- have to be coupled. In order to match supply and demand in time, energy storage is crucial. The combination of both approaches – sector coupling and the implementation of energy storage capacities – is called “Flexible Sector Coupling”. The concept of “Flexible Sector Coupling” will be introduced in this keynote lecture.


Dr. Andreas Hauer

Dr.  Andreas Hauer studied Physics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany. He made his PhD at the technical University in Berlin. Now he is director of the Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research, ZAE Bayern, an independent research institute. Today he is leading several working groups within the Energy Storage Technology Collaboration Programme of the International Energy Agency, IEA, and he is member of the Executive committee. He is member of the Board of Directors of the International Solar Energy Society, ISES. Within the World Banks partnership on energy storage (ESMAP/ESP) he leads a working group on “sector coupling”. He is also active in the “Investors Dialogue on Energy” of the European Union, member of the steering committee of the working group on energy storage. On the national level, he is Vice-President of the 2012 established Bundesverband Energiespeichersysteme (BVES), German Energy Storage Systems Association and member of the board of directors of the Forschungsverbund Erneuerbare Energien, FVEE, the renewable energy research association. He is Editor in Chief for the Wiley publication “Advances in Energy Storage”, which was published in May 2022.