Special Supplement: Rapid grid evolution is crucial to carbon neutrality
An enhanced, resilient, electricity network is the key to delivering the massive amounts of renewables planned around the world. Hitachi Energy’s Niklas Persson discusses the key power grid technologies and project development strategies that are urgently needed to accelerate the transition to a carbon-neutral energy system.
Fuel Watch: ‘Hydrogen Alliance’ will offset Germany’s reliance on Russian gas
Canada and Germany last month established what they describe as a ‘hydrogen alliance’ with the intention of creating a transatlantic supply chain of green ammonia between Europe and North America that will offset Germany’s reliance on Russian natural gas. Based on wind and other renewable energy sources, the project will become productive in 2025.
Energy Outlook: New long-duration storage technology is key to energy security
Lithium-ion technology is currently used for most energy storage applications but as demand for batteries grows, challenges to adequate and reliable supply of this technology are emerging. New iron-flow long-duration energy storage technologies employing earth-abundant materials offer an alternative. ESS’s Alan Greenshields explains.
Industry Perspective: Startup support is key to unlocking clean energy innovation
Strategic collaboration and co-innovation between energy companies and emerging startups is key to the energy sector’s future and achieving net zero goals. AWS Energy’s Hassane Kassouf explains why.
Technology Focus: Power grids regain missing inertia with synchronous condensers
Power grids are evolving to become more decentralised while the penetration of renewable resources is increasing. These two factors are causing a steady decrease in the level of inertia essential to maintain stable operation. ABB’s Kristina Carlquist explains how synchronous condensers can restore inertia in applications as diverse as urban networks and remote islands.
Final Word: We are now entering the tunnel
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