System integration wind
The implementation and transport of large scale deployment of wind energy to the Dutch energy system requires heavy-duty infrastructure; infrastructure which enables energy companies to deliver electricity where it is most profitable while preventing congestion of the grid. Surpluses in one country can be easily transported to another.
Wind energy system integration
TNO is researching the technologies and markets that will enable the efficient transport, conversion, and storage of energy generated from onshore and offshore wind power.
Our latest developments
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.
Iratxe Gonzalez AparicioFunctie:R&D portfolio manager
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:R&D manager
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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