EU-SysFlex Project Manager at 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy by 2030 Workshop


EU-SysFlex Project Manager John Lowry (EirGrid) will attend Renewables Grid Initiative’s workshop titled 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy by 2030 – Discussing Google’s commitment and options from an energy system perspective, which will be held on 3 March 2021 at 16:00 – 18:15 CET.

In 2020, Google announced that by 2030, they intend to run their global business fully on carbon-free energy – for all hours of the day, year-round. This important step adds a new layer of complexity and we need to understand how it can be managed. In our online workshop we will hear from Google’s Carbon-Free Energy lead how they are approaching their self-imposed challenge and we will bring these ambitious plans together with the realities of energy system planners/modellers to reflect on:

  • the role of grids, flexibility options and technologies to enable and deliver 24/7,
  • how the system should evolve to deliver 24/7 and the contribution from Google and other users,
  • and the role energy system modelling can play in charting the path to energy system decarbonisation.

John Lowry has been invited as a speaker to react to Google’s presentation as a system flexibility expert and discuss ‘Flexibility requirements to support 24/7 – What exists already and what to we still need?‘ in a 10-minute presentation, starting at 16:35 CET.

You can register for the workhop here.

More information about the workshop are available here.


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