11:30 - 12:30

Session 2A

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.

Speakers:

 

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

Outi Ervasti

Vice President Renewable Hydrogen and PtX, Neste

Hordur Arnarson

CEO and President, Landsvirkjun

Tomas Anker Christensen

Climate Ambassador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark