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Robbie Morrison

Feb 25, 2021, 12:11:00 PMFeb 25
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Hello all

Antina Sander from the Berlin‑based Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI) ask me to forward news about their upcoming event.  RGI provide an interface between the electricity industry and the NGOs in Europe.

The topic of the online workshop is Google's commitment to carbon‑free energy by  2030.  Details below.

Eva Schmid from Germanwatch will present.  Eva was one of 28 who attended the founding workshop for the Open Energy Modelling Initiative back in September 2014.

with best wishes, Robbie

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Workshop: 24/7 Carbon-Free Energy by 2030 | 03 March
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24/7 Carbon-Free Energy by 2030
Agenda reveal and speaker announcement

The Renewables Grid Initiative (RGI) cordially invites you to join our online workshop ‘24/7 Carbon-Free Energy by 2030 - Discussing Google's commitment and options from an energy system perspective’ on 3rd March 2021.

Running a global business fully on carbon-free energy, for all hours of the day, year-round - not a trivial task! Hear what our expert speakers have to say on how the 24/7 vision can work with the realities of our energy system.

We hope you are interested to learn more and join our discussion! See our agenda below for all details and the full speaker overview.
Register here

Workshop agenda

Welcome by the Renewables Grid Initiative

Antonella Battaglini | CEO, RGI
Keynote: '24/7 Carbon-Free Energy everywhere by 2030'

Maud Texier | Carbon-Free Energy Lead, Google on:
  • how Google is approaching its 2030 target
  • 24/7 matching and outstanding methodological questions
  • the role of grids, flexibility options, technology and energy system modelling in achieving 24/7
Expert recommendations on flexibility and modelling requirements

'Flexibility requirements to support 24/7 – What exists already and what do we still need?'
  • John Lowry | EU-SysFlex Project Manager, EirGrid
'Modelling requirements to support 24/7 – What exists already and what do we still need?'
  • Dimitrios Chaniotis | Chair of System Development Committee, ENTSO-E
Reflections from different angles of the system perspective

'How to get the system ready for a 24/7 carbon-free energy approach'
  • Jan Felinks | Convenor of the Sector Coupling Task Force, ENTSO-E
'The role of local actors in the deployment of Google's plans'
  • Eva Schmid | Team Leader - German and European low carbon policy, Germanwatch
'How can Google and grid operators prepare together to implement a vision 24/7?'
  • Luca Marchisio | Head of System Strategy, Terna
Expert panel: Where do we go from here - together?

The panel will bring all invited experts together and allow time for audience Q&A.

In addition, the panel will be joined by:
Gerald Kaendler | Vice-Chair of System Development Committee, ENTSO-E
Reflections from a policy perspective

'What are policy opportunities and hurdles in pursuing a 24/7 vision? How do we seize/tackle them?'
  • Speaker tbc
Wrap up by RGI
End of event

We hope to see you on 3rd March at 16:00!
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The Renewables Grid Initiative is a unique collaboration of NGOs and TSOs from across Europe engaging in an ‘energy transition ecosystem-of-actors’. We promote fair, transparent, sustainable  grid development to enable the growth of renewables to achieve full decarbonisation in line with the Paris Agreement.

RGI Members originate from a variety of European countries, consisting of TSOs from Belgium (Elia), Croatia (HOPS), France (RTE), Germany (50Hertz, Amprion, TenneT and TransnetBW), Ireland (EirGrid), Italy (Terna), the Netherlands (TenneT), Switzerland (Swissgrid) and Spain (REE); and the NGOs BirdLife Europe, Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe, FNE, Friends of the Earth Ireland, Fundación Renovables, Germanwatch, Legambiente, NABU, Natuur&Milieu, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), WWF International and ZERO. RGI was launched in July 2009.
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