11:30 - 12:30
Pathways towards a Zero Carbon Electric Future
- Transforming the Grid & Power-to-X Technologies
A sufficient reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while ensuring reliability, security, as well as affordability has become one of the obstacles of decarbonizing the electricity system. Renewable energies are zero-carbon technologies, but their variability could challenge grid system stability if they are not properly balanced by efficient storage and firm power. That’s where Power-to-X can play a significant role in creating a Zero Carbon Electric Future.
This panel will highlight the importance of policymakers recognizing Power-to-X technologies as key climate solutions, while emphasizing the need for a robust regional and international interconnection of power grids allowing for smart grid flexibility - crucial to decarbonizing the electric power sector.
Tom Howes (moderator)
Head of Energy and Environment Division, IEA
Dr. Albert Zimmermann (keynote)
Senior Director Government Affairs, ThyssenKrupp Uhde
Lotte Holmberg Rasmussen
Head of R&D, Energy Marketing and Trading, Centrica
Vice President Renewable Hydrogen and PtX, Neste
CEO and President, Landsvirkjun
Tomas Anker Christensen
Climate Ambassador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark