Accelerating the Energy Transition: The Role That Direct Current (DC) Grids Can Play

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8 December 2020

Supernode is very excited to be hosting a webinar discussing DC Grids on the 8th December 2020. The4re are a host of interesting speakers on the webinar eager to discuss the future role that DC Grids will play in decarbonisaing our neergy system.The summary agenda is shown here:

John Fitzgerald, Vice Chair of currENT, CEO SuperNode Ltd, will introduce and moderate the panel.

Keynote Address from Mr Joachim Balke, Head of Unit B1 Network & Regional Initiatives, DG ENER

Arnoldus Van Wingerde, Chief Scientist, Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems IWES, will discuss a view of 2050, electrification in decarbonization and the renewables required.

Jochen Kreusel, Deputy President, T&D Europe, will provide an overview of DC Technology, discussing the background, characteristics, and the benefits and challenges of DC technology.

Cornelis Plet, Coordinator, PROMOTioN Project, will discuss the state of the art on DC technology, operational issues, and where DC grid technology is today.

Wolfgang Reiser, Managing Director of VESC and President of ivSupra, will discuss Superconductors in transmission with focus on the state of technology today and the advantages and challenges of implementing superconducting technology.

Dirk Van Hertem, Electrical Energy Systems and Applications (ELECTA), University of Leuven, will wrap up with on where DC grids can take us in the future and how DC grids integrate with AC grids.

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