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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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Combining offshore wind and floating solar to reduce costs of green hydrogen

28 February 2023

The recently granted innovative research project SENSE-HUB, led by TNO, addresses the integration of various energy system modules for the Dutch North Sea. The synergies between offshore wind, offshore solar and hydrogen production at sea will be considered.

Profitability offshore wind in 2030 not self-evident

17 November 2022

A new TNO study reveals that offshore wind will not be profitable in all cases. Using several scenarios, TNO investigated the feasibility of offshore wind energy in 2030.

Cooperation North Sea countries accelerates energy transition in the North Sea

6 September 2021

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.