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.
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.
- Jan Willem Wagenaar, Program Manager Wind Energy TNO, host the webinar and reflects on challenges and operational status SWITCH lab
- Iratxe Gonzalez Aparicio, Portfolio Manager System Integration Wind Energy TNO, reflects on hybrid energy systems and smart energy management solutions
- Chris de Visser, Business Unit Manager Wageningen Research, discusses the potential applications of smart energy grids in rural areas
- Floor Schipper, Manager Shore Power Team Port of Rotterdam, presents an use case: shore based power in Rotterdam
This webinar is a series of two. Watch the previous webinar: Offshore Wind under Pressure.
System integration wind energy
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 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’.
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.
Peter EecenFunctie:Senior Business Developer / R&D Manager Wind Energy
Peter Eecen is R&D manager at TNO Wind Energy and is responsible for the research strategy on offshore wind energy for a group of about 55 researchers. As R&D manager Peter is to shape the R&D programme such that products are developed and – together with colleagues and collaborators – are brought to the market. As such, Peter is responsible for the commitment of the TNO research funding, the acquisition of projects in national programmes and in European programmes. Peter is coordinator of the EERA Joint Programme on Wind Energy.
Piet WarnaarFunctie:Senior Business Developer
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