ETIPWind workshop: “Making Europe’s power grid fit for climate neutrality”

On 14 July the European Commission (EC) presented the ‘Fit-for-55’ legislative package to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030 and set the course for reaching climate neutrality in 2050.

The technologies needed are already available today. But we need the right market signals to deploy them at scale. The EU needs to rigorously prioritise investments in energy infrastructure. To deliver climate neutrality in 2050 the EU needs to electrify 75% of its energy demand. And wind energy will need to provide 50% of all that electricity.

At this workshop we’ll discuss what technologies and policies will deliver a reliable climate neutral energy system based on wind energy. We’ll look into how the system will evolve, how we can optimise the use of existing infrastructure, and what the emerging technologies are. We will also hear how governments should support and fund large energy infrastructure works.

Full draft programme

10:00-10:05

Welcome

  • Adrian Timbus, ETIPWind Executive Committee Chair/ Head of Portfolio and Strategic Marketing, Hitachi ABB Power Grids
10:05-10:15

Keynote presentation

  • Joachim Balke, Head of Unit, Infrastructure and Regional Cooperation, European Commission
10:15-11:00

Session 1: Fit-for-55 Package: policies and investment

Presentations and Q&A

Moderator:

  • Adrian Timbus, ETIPWind Executive Committee Chair/ Head of Portfolio and Strategic Marketing, Hitachi ABB Power Grids

Speakers:

  • Daniel Fraile, Director of Market Intelligence, WindEurope
  • Brent Wanner, Lead Power Generation Analyst for the World Energy Outlook, IEA

Discussion

11:00-11:10

Coffee Break

11:10-12:00

Session 2: Enabling technologies to deliver climate neutrality

Presentations and Q&A

Moderator:

  • Vasiliki Klonari, Senior Analyst, Digitalisation and System Integration, WindEurope

Speakers:

  • Susanne Nies, Board Chair, currENT
  • Eoin Hodge, Chief Technology Officer, SuperNode Ltd
  • Wilhelm Winter, Lead Electrical System Design , Tennet TSO GmbH
  • Nicolaos Antonio Cutululis, Professor, DTU Wind Energy
  • Frank Martin, Advisory Engineer, Siemens Gamesa
12:00-12:10

Coffee Break

12:10-12:50

Session 3: How to deploy the grid technologies Europe needs for a net-zero economy

Panel discussion

Moderator:

  • Daniel Fraile, Director of Market Intelligence, WindEurope

Speakers:

  • Jochen Kreusel, Global Head of Market Innovation, Hitachi ABB Power Grids
  • Jan Kostevc, Infrastructure Regulation Officer, Team leader at Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulator, ACER
  • Norela Constantinescu, Head of Section, Innovation, ENTSO-E
12:50-13:00

Closing remarks and next steps

  • Adrian Timbus, ETIPWind Executive Committee Chair/ Head of Portfolio and Strategic Marketing, Hitachi ABB Power Grids

 

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