The future energy system - Meeting complexity with flexibility
How conventional power plants can reduce their environmental impact by increasing their flexibility and efficiency

The share of renewable energy in Europe is growing rapidly driven by the objective to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, European power consumption is continuing to grow and with it, its dependency on variable renewable sources. Due to the volatile nature renewable energy sources and as large scale energy storage technologies are not yet mature and economically viable, conventional power plants are still needed for generating flexible back-up power to stabilise the electricity system, and to secure energy supply.

The EU-funded research projects TURBO-REFLEX, PUMP-HEAT and sCO2-Flex develop innovative and cost-effective solutions for existing and future power plants to fulfil this role. Based on their first project results, the three consortia invite you to a series of Keynotes, presentations and a Panel Discussion on the potential role of conventional power plants in the transition process towards a future low carbon energy sector, and the respective policy and research implications.

Agenda
Wednesday, June 26
1:00 PM
1:00 PM
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Daniela Gentile (Executive Vice President R&D at Ansaldo Energia)
1:15 PM - 1:30 PM
1:15 PM - 1:30 PM
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Haitze Siemers (DG Energy - Head of Unit New Technologies, Innovation and Clean Coal)
1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
Juan Carlos Garcia del Rio (Naturgy)
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Dr Aalburg (TURBO-REFLEX coordinator)
2:15 PM - 2:30 PM
2:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Prof. Sorce (PUMP-HEAT representant)
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Albannie Cagnac (sCO2-Flex coordinator)
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Discussing the challenges and policy implications of the energy transition, moving towards a dynamic energy system that copes with variable energy sources.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
6:00 PM
6:00 PM
Speakers
Executive Vice President of the Research and Development Unit
Ansaldo Energia
In charge of Product Development for Ansaldo Energia since 2012
TURBO-REFLEX coordinator
General Electric
Principal Engineer, Aerodynamics GE Aviation Munich
Head of Unit “New energy technologies, innovation and clean coal”
European Commission - DG Energy
Senior engineer at Operational Planning for Naturgy Generacion
Naturgy
sCO2-Flex coordinator
EDF
Project Manager for EDF R&D
PUMP-HEAT vice coordinator
University of Genoa
Professor in the ING/IND-09 field (Systems for the Energy and the Environment)
LOCATION
Press Club Brussels Europe, Rue Froissart 95-99,, 1040 Brussels
Location: Press Club Brussels Europe, Rue Froissart 95-99,, 1040 Brussels