As the future energy systems are becoming increasingly electricity intensive, the stability of the grid and the availability of electricity is turning critical.
Increasing the share of variable renewable energy sources puts strains on the power grid, including the need for energy storage and back-up generation, to meet requirements for grid stability and energy availability. As occasional supply spikes become more frequent, increased price volatility and curtailment follows.
Reaching the global energy transition targets cannot be achieved through existing technologies alone. Running societies on only renewable energy in an affordable way requires both sector coupling, integration of storage solutions and the implementation of emerging, but not yet commercially viable technologies.
The need for flexibility in the energy system increases as the share of renewables grows. Batteries alone will not do the trick. In order to develop large-scale storage capacity, emerging technologies such as green hydrogen, Power-to-X and heat storage are needed. To support Flexens efforts in green hydrogen, we are members of:
By introducing these crucial emerging technologies through public-private partnerships, Flexens is bridging this technology gap, allowing societies to run on a 100 % renewable energy mix.