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23 Jun 2021

New Energy Landscape Series | ZEHTC: Testbed for a New Sustainable and Flexible Energy System

New Energy Landscape Series | ZEHTC: Testbed for a New Sustainable and Flexible Energy System

There is a global climate imperative to transform our energy systems, so that they are not only low carbon and sustainable, but also flexible.

However, there’s no single "magic" energy solution that will save the climate, rather it will be dependent on several different technologies working together. And that is why the new Zero Emission Hydrogen Turbine Center (ZEHTC) represents such a key development in our energy transition story.

Based at Siemens Energy’s gas turbine test facility in Sweden, the ZEHTC is a complete demonstration of what a sustainable and flexible energy system could be, integrating renewables, hydrogen-ready turbines and energy storage. And although it’s a small demo plant, it is among the first to actually connect these different energy technologies into a single working system.

In this special episode, you have the opportunity to take a virtual tour of and see around this ground-breaking facility and to gain a genuine understanding of the vital research and knowledge-building that will be conducted there.

The ZEHTC virtual tour is followed by a live discussion, where our expert panel explores key related areas, such as:

  • The necessity of a stepwise approach to the energy transition
  • The challenges in different parts of the world and in different market sectors
  • Fuel-flexible, hydrogen-ready gas turbines’ role in the energy mix
  • The importance of other energy system components, e.g. energy storage,
    power-to-x, sector coupling, etc.

Moderator: Vanessa Jeffery, Managing Director, SS&A Power Consultancy

Speakers:   

  • Hans Holmstroem, Managing Director, Siemens Energy AB  

  • Fredrik Lundstroem, Program Manager, Swedish Energy Agency   

  • Filip Johnsson, Professor, Department of Space, Earth and Environment, Energy Technology, Chalmers University   

  • Pritil Gunjan, Associate Director, Guidehouse 

 

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