How auctions could help reform the energy systems of the future

The energy system of the future will look quite different to what we have today. Renewable and district heating must expand, hydrogen will be a more widespread energy carrier and the transport sector needs to be transformed. At the same time, the electricity system needs to adapt to increasing shares of variable renewables and private companies require green electricity.

These requirements imply that current public policy support in the form of renewable energy auctions is likely to evolve over the coming years. How might auctions change, and how might they be used to enable the development of zero carbon energy systems beyond renewable electricity?

The video presents findings from the AURES II report: “The Future of Auctions” and covers opportunities, restrictions and challenges for auctions in electricity, heating and cooling, hydrogen and transport, as well as integrated auctions.