DC – AC/DC hybrid grid: how the DC technology can support the energy system transition

The session will explore how new technologies available today (such as DC at different voltage levels) can support the energy transition in a more efficient way, linking the needs of planning, cybersecurity and increasing share of renewables in the energy grid. The session will investigate how the research community, the industry and the policy makers can contribute effectively to the transition to the 2050 carbon free economy. The session will focus on successful actions (using examples of existing projects) and will provide concrete recommendations of necessary actions contributing to reach this ambitious target.

Speakers

Deputy Head of Unit C2, New energy technologies, innovation and clean coal, Directorate General for Energy
Head of Unit B1, Networks and Regional Initiatives, Directorate General for Energy
Director Business Development, NATIONAL GRID VENTURES
Executive Vice-President STATNETT and Chair ENTSOE
Vice President Regulatory Affairs, ORSTED and Chair of WINDEUROPE Offshore Working Group
Chief Engineer at RWTH Aachen University and Coordinator of the FEN projects
Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology, Erlangen, DE
Siemens AG, Portfolio Management for Marine and Offshore, Erlangen, DE