The Costs and Impacts of Intermittency - 2016 update

5:00 PM - 7:30 PM, 21 February 2017
Energy Futures Lab , Imperial College London, United Kingdom

The UK Energy Research Centre and the Energy Futures Lab invite you to the launch of:

The Costs and Impacts of Intermittency – 2016 update

A systematic review of the evidence on the costs and impacts of intermittent electricity generation technologies

Register at

Tuesday 21 February 2017

5.30-7.30 pm

In 2006, UKERC’s TPA team published The costs and Impact of Intermittency, reviewing the evidence on integrating renewable sources such as wind and solar into power systems.

At the time, most of the evidence did not assess renewable penetration levels above 20%. But many countries now have targets to expand variable renewables far above what was originally envisaged, with a number are already integrating them significantly beyond that. 

What has changed in the last decade? Is intermittency a barrier to deployment of renewables? How can electricity systems and markets be adapted to incorporate much larger proportions of variable renewable generation? And what kinds of costs do variable renewables place on our power systems?

We look forward to seeing you.


Lecture Theatre 1 is in the Blackett Laboratory, the Department of Physics, number 6 on the campus map[1]. The quickest and easiest way there is to enter via the entrance on Prince Consort Road. The entrance for the lecture theatre is at the top of the stairs on your left hand side as you come into the building.