POSTPONED: The Future Energy System: Balancing Complexity and Flexibility
A one-day symposium covering capabilities for flexibility, energy market, policy and legislation.

+++IMPORTANT UPDATE+++

In light of the evolving situation around the Corona Virus expansion around Europe, the organisers have decided to postpone the event to a later time in the summer. An alternative date will be communicated as soon as possible.

Registrations remain valid.


With the transition to more use of renewable forms of energy in Europe, the role of conventional power plants is increasingly becoming an on-demand backup source of power generation. At the same time, power consumption is continuing to grow, and with it, its dependency on variable sources.

The TURBO-REFLEX project tackles this challenge by developing and optimising technologies applicable to a selected set of turbomachinery engine components, which can be used to retrofit existing power plants as well as new machines in order to enable more flexible operation, providing the flexible back-up capacity needed for introducing a larger share of renewables in the energy system. TURBO-REFLEX will assess the impact of such technologies at plant level and prepare the transfer of component technology gains into reduction of both (unplanned and planned) outages and maintenance and operation costs.

TURBO-REFLEX in cooperation with Cranfield University and the Institution of Power Engineers (IPowerE) invites you to this public event and symposium. This event showcases the work of TURBO-REFLEX and related state-of-the-art research in the area of operational flexibility. It is a great opportunity to discuss the future role of thermal power plants and to look at related challenges and opportunities covering the user operation, energy market, environment/legislation and scientific/technological implications.

The event includes keynote speakers from academia, industry and consultancy.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn more about the project and the topics it addresses, and to meet and exchange with stakeholders from the energy community.

Participation is free.
Agenda
Wednesday, April 1
9:00 AM
9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
9:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Speaker to be confirmed
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
An overview of the project achievements after 30 months.
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
1:45 PM - 3:00 PM
3:00 PM - 3:20 PM
3:00 PM - 3:20 PM
3:20 PM - 4:50 PM
3:20 PM - 4:50 PM
4:50 PM - 5:00 PM
4:50 PM - 5:00 PM
5:00 PM
5:00 PM
Speakers
Open Market Sessions
TURBO-REFLEX Partners and other instutions present their work and capabilities.
Hotels
LOCATION
Cranfield University, 52a Vincent Building - Auditorium, , Cranfield, England MK43 0AL
Map
Location: Cranfield University, 52a Vincent Building - Auditorium, , Cranfield, England MK43 0AL
The TURBO-REFLEX Consortium
The TURBO-REFLEX Consortium is built around a core of nine European turbine industry OEMs and one power plant operator. They have joined forces and involved leading European universities, research institutes and highly specialised European SMEs.

 TURBO-REFLEX has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 764545.