Germany has committed to completely decarbonize its national energy system. Going 100% renewables, however, comes with electricity dispatchability challenges. One of the possible solutions would be to replace the coal in coal power plants with renewable energy as the ‘fuel’ for the turbines, using thermal storage to offset the intermittency of renewables and thereby keep the power as baseload. That will save jobs in the power plants and save emissions.
To bring some light to this topic, I invite you to join ATA Insights’ next open session:
- What? 30 minute interview with Michael Geyer | On how Germany plans to phase out coal without losing all the coal jobs, and how other countries could do the same
- When? Wednesday 8th May, 16:00 CEST
- Where? Online – Places are free but limited. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/2W9yguC
In this session Michael Geyer (German Aerospace Research Centre) responds to questions about the technical and financial viability of such plan. I will be the interviewer.
Remember, places are limited so make sure to reserve your spot here today.