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System integration wind
Energy & Materials Transition

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 - (CET)
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.

Programme Webinar:

Challenges system integration offshore wind

Challenges and operational status SWITCH lab

Jan Willem Wagenaar, Program Manager Wind Energy TNO

Switch sprekers webinar (1)

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

Iratxe Gonzalez

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

Switch sprekers webinar (2)

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.

Floor Schipper

Interesting for:

  • 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.

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Wind farms in synergy with society and environment


The aim of TNO is to ensure that future wind farms are built as much as possible in symbiosis with all these parties, especially nature and the environment.

Energy islands for conversion, transport, and storage


Part of the future of wind energy are energy hubs at sea. TNO researches generation, storage and distribution of energy between countries.

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.