Webinar: Switch to the hybrid energy system
How will our future electricity grid remain stable and affordable? Watch the webinar from 1 February 2023 and get an insight into the technological and societal solutions for our future energy system.
- 15:00 -
Free of charge
Future energy system
We are going through an energy transition, where wind and solar energy will be the main energy sources of our future energy system. The variable nature of these sources increase the need for flexibility in the system, not in the least because of the huge industrial electrification. Storage and hydrogen production bring balance to the system and heat and hydrogen ‘products’ open-up new markets.
Switch to the future
Energy management systems are needed to manage such hybrid systems and, more importantly, validation and demonstration is necessary before large scale implementation. For this reason TNO and Wageningen Research joined forces and raised the SWITCH field lab facility. A unique hybrid sustainable power plant lab on a small scale.
TNO is investigating how smart energy management solutions can support integration of large quantities of electricity produced by offshore wind farms into the energy system. Wageningen Research focuses on the potential applications of this type of smart energy grid in rural areas.
Challenges system integration offshore wind
Challenges and operational status SWITCH lab
Jan Willem Wagenaar, Program Manager Wind Energy TNO
Energy Management Systems for future energy systems
How can smart energy management solutions support the integration of large amounts of electricity produced by offshore wind farms into the energy system from 2030?
Iratxe Gonzalez Aparicio, Portfolio Manager System Integration Wind Energy TNO
Weak grid in rural areas
Chris de Visser discusses the potential applications of smart energy grids in rural areas.
Chris de Visser, Business Unit Manager Wageningen Research
Use case: Shore based power in Rotterdam
Floor Schipper, Manager Shore Power Team, Port of Rotterdam
In the future energy system, much renewable energy will be produced and industry will be electrified. An example is the Port of Rotterdam where electrification is shown in shore powering, where quay batteries provide electricity to vessels in order to avoid diesel-generated power.
- Government and policymakers
- Professionals of the energy sector
- Wind industry
- End users renewable electricity
Webinar: Switch to the hybrid energy system
The webinar took place on Wednesday 1 February 2023.
Iratxe Gonzalez AparicioFunctie:Portfolio Manager System Integration Wind Energy
Educated as chemical engineer, Iratxe holds a MSc on climatology and a PhD on applied physics about meteorological modelling. Over 15 years of professional experience on climatology and integration of renewables in the power system gained on different research institutes around Europe: Tecnalia (Spain), Danish Meteorological Institute (Denmark) and European Commission (Italy and The Netherlands). Always open for multidisciplinary discussions to have larger impact on innovation and solutions for industry.
Jan Willem WagenaarFunctie:Program Manager Wind Energy
Dr Jan Willem Wagenaar obtained both his master’s and PhD degree in physics. In 2009 he joined ECN as a junior scientist evaluating measurement data and in 2018 he joined TNO as a project manager. Over the years, he has worked in national and international projects on wind turbine testing, wind resource assessment and LiDAR. Currently, he is R&D portfolio manager on the research line ‘Wind Energy New Technologies’.
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Safe and flexible integration and monitoring of wind farms in a hybrid energy system
TNO is working on getting wind farms, solar farms, electrolysis units and battery systems to integrate as one sustainable hybrid power plant.
Required infrastructure to integrate offshore wind into the energy system
The strong growth of wind at sea means that more and more wind energy has to be fed into the energy system. TNO is investigating what infrastructure is needed for this.
Maximising the value of wind energy in the future energy mix
The playing field for wind energy is about to change. TNO investigates how the value of wind energy can be maximised.
Wind energy system integration
TNO researches the system integration of wind energy. How do you transport and convert wind energy and how do you store it?
Cooperation North Sea countries accelerates energy transition in the North Sea
The North Sea must become the driving force behind the European energy transition and an example to the rest of the world. There are numerous opportunities for smart combinations and repurposing of offshore energy systems, such as with hydrogen production or with wind energy. Together with the British research organisation Net Zero Technology Center, TNO has taken the initiative to launch One North Sea, an international collaboration platform for the countries bordering the North Sea.