FLEXnCONFU will be featured in the upcoming episode of ETN webinar series on Flexible Power Generation 

R&D for flexible power generation: today’s and tomorrow’s challenges and pathways, the 7th and final episode of ETN’s webinar series on Flexible Power Generation, will take place on 20 April 2021, 11.30 am -1 pm CEST. Please click here to register to the event.


Project coordinators from H2020 projects:

Alessandra Cuneo, RINA consulting – FLEXnCONFU (GA n. 884157); Ertan Yilmaz, Siemens Energy – HYFLEXPOWER (GA n. 884229); Alberto Traverso, University of Genoa – PUMP-HEAT (GA n. 764706); Albannie Cagnac, EDF – sCO2-flex (GA n. 764690); Christian Aalburg, General Electric Germany – TURBO-REFLEX (GA n. 764545)


Alexander Wiedermann, MAN Energy Solutions – Chair WG3 Flexible Generation, ETIP SNET

European Commission

Thomas Schleker, Policy Officer, European Commission


Ugo Simeoni, Senior Research and Innovation Manager, ETN Global

Description of the event

Between 2017 and 2020, about 50Million euro funds have been allocated to make fossil fuels power plants highly flexible and efficient through the EU research and innovation programme Horizon 2020. These funds have helped researchers all around Europe develop and improve solutions that can help us reduce our carbon footprint by retrofitting and leveraging existing reliable assets, thermal power plants. These investments highlight the importance of developing solutions for a deeper integration into an advance energy system with a higher shares of renewable energies, where thermal power plants shifts their role from base-load to fluctuating power sources, to meet unpredictable and short-noticed demand peaks and avoid disruption in the electrical grid. The 5 EU-funded projects have focused their efforts in developing a broad array of solutions to increase flexibility while lowering GHG emissions: power-to-x-to-power solutions, low-carbon gasses combustion, Heat pumps supercritical CO2, components and machine optimisations. All of those solutions will respond to the different needs across the whole continent, supporting and strengthening the energy system in the short, medium and long-term.  However, the journey has not ended yet: in this episode, we will discuss with the 5 project coordinators what they think the next steps and research direction are, as well as the challenges still to be addressed. Attendance to the webinar is free of charge. The webinar will be organised on Microsoft Teams. Please note that the session will be recorded.
Please click here to register to the event.    The series is organised by ETN Global, with the support of ETIP SNET and in cooperation with five EU Horizon 2020 projects: FLEXnCONFU (grant agreement n. 884157), HYFLEXPOWER (grant agreement n. 884229), PUMP-HEAT (grant agreement n. 764706), sCO2-flex (grant agreement n. 764690), and TURBO-REFLEX (grant agreement n. 764545).