Flexible Power Generation – ETN Webinar Series – 1st episode
The EU energy strategy to meet the 2030 and 2050 climate and energy goals
Hans van Steen – Acting Director Renewables, Research and Innovation, Energy Efficiency, European Commission
The role of flexible power generation in the EU energy scenario
Christer Björkqvist – Managing Director, ETN Global
The decarbonisation of the power generation: an end-user perspective
Simon Balmer – Operations Director – Gas Turbine Fleet, Uniper
Challenges and opportunities for tomorrow’s turbomachinery
Mauro Moretto – VP Technology, Ansaldo Energia
Ugo Simeoni, Research and Innovation Manager, ETN GlobalPlease click here to register to the event.
On the Flexible Power Generation webinar series:To achieve the EU 2030 and 2050 Climate and Energy goals, a high penetration of renewable energy sources (RES) into the grid is required. In this context, the role of the fossil fuel power plants will have to increasingly shift from providing base-load power to fluctuating back-up power (i.e. ramping up and down) in order to control and stabilise the grid. However, this poses several challenges in the operation due to increased wears and tears of the power plants components, as well as a reduction in efficiency and increase of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per unit of produced electricity. The objective of this webinar series is to shed the light on the actions taken by the EU and the industry to meet these challenges and pave the way for a carbon-neutral energy system that would ensure at the same time secure and affordable energy supply. 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).
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