Flexible Power Generation – ETN Webinar Series – 3rd episode

“HYFLEXPOWER. HYdrogen as a FLEXible energy storage for a fully renewable European POWER system, the 3rd episode of ETN’s webinar series on Flexible Power Generation, took place on 1 December 2020.

The overall objective of the HYFLEXPOWER project is to develop, validate and demonstrate power-to-X-to-power in an integrated pilot plant within an industrial facility in Saillat-sur-Vienne, France. In this pilot plant, the whole power-to-X-to-power cycle will be demonstrated: storage of excess (renewable) energy via electrolysis and compressed storage of the generated H2, and finally producing electrical energy by operation of a gas turbine power plant with up to 100% hydrogen fuel.



Ertan Yilmaz, Project Coordinator & H2 Portfolio Manager, Siemens Energy

Hydrogen Integration into Existing Plants

Ian Amos, Product Family Owner, Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery

Smurfit Kappa: Sustainable Use of Energy

Steven Stoffer, Group Vice President Sustainable Development, Smurfit Kappa

ENGIE Solutions H2 Strategy

Marie Perrine Durot, Innovation and Green Industry Director, ENGIE Solutions

Environmental Assessment of Power-H2-Power Technology

Sotirios Karellas, School of Mechanical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens


Ugo Simeoni, Research and Innovation Manager, ETN Global


The slides presented during the webinar are available here

Recording of the session can be accessed here.


On the Flexible Power Generation webinar series: 

To achieve the EU 2030 and 2050 Climate and Energy goals, a high penetration of renewable energy sources (RES) into the grid is required. In this context, the role of the fossil fuel power plants will have to increasingly shift from providing base-load power to fluctuating back-up power (i.e. ramping up and down) in order to control and stabilise the grid. However, this poses several challenges in the operation due to increased wears and tears of the power plants components, as well as a reduction in efficiency and increase of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per unit of produced electricity.

The objective of this webinar series is to shed the light on the actions taken by the EU and the industry to meet these challenges and pave the way for a carbon-neutral energy system that would ensure at the same time secure and affordable energy supply. The series is organised by ETN Global, with the support of ETIP SNET and in cooperation with five EU Horizon 2020 projects: FLEXnCONFU (grant agreement n. 884157), HYFLEXPOWER (grant agreement n. 884229), PUMP-HEAT (grant agreement n. 764706), sCO2-flex (grant agreement n. 764690), and TURBO-REFLEX (grant agreement n. 764545).





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