The main objective of Working Group 6 is to establish long-term visions for the development of the future sustainable power systems. To create and project such visions, WG6 clarifies system-related challenges, with emphasis on the technologies, market solutions, and policies which contribute to the development of system solutions.
WG6 facilitates knowledge sharing related to the application of advanced technologies for power grids and their contributions to clean energy, climate goals, and sustainable energy access for all. WG6’s results are disseminated at different strategic levels. Some recent, impactful publications include “Flexibility for Resilience—Policy Message,” (2023), “Reimagining Grid Planning Processes for an Accelerated Transition” (2023), “Flexibility harvesting and its impact on stakeholder interaction” (2023), “Modeling Storage for Markets” (2021). The work is carried out by a global network including researchers from universities and institutes, system operators, and policy experts.
WG6 maintains a critical view on evolutions for smarter, cleaner power transmission and distribution systems based on four Focus Areas. While WG6’s annual Program of Work includes more defined activities and tasks, the Focus Areas below illustrate and support the continuity and long-term plans of the Working Group.