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RPG 2018

The 7th International Conference on Renewable Power Generation

26 - 27 September 2018 | DTU, Lyngby, Copenhagen, Denmark

CPD 14 hours

Keynote speakers

Wednesday 26 September 2018

EnergyLab Nordhavn, DK – lessons learned and results to date

This keynote will outline the progress of the project, the most important lessons learned and results produced in the project. A topic will be examples on how increased electrification can be a way to make the district heating even more sustainable in a future where biomass is not abundant. Furthermore I will address how the district heating network, flexible elements in the built environment, heat pumps and storage, can contribute to the increased acceptance of fluctuating renewable power production.

Photo of Christoffer Greisen  Christoffer Greisen, Project Manager, EnergyLab Nordhavn, Denmark

I am a project manager at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), leading the EnergyLab Nordhavn project since 2015. With a background as a M.Sc.Eng. in applied physics and IPMA project management certification, I have experience with the management of research based product and production development projects within various industries, including microtechnology, fuel cells and systems integration. My focus now is on industry/research and triple helix collaboration projects supporting the green transition. The experience we are gathering in EnergyLab Nordhavn often serves to inform decision makers nationally and globally.

Thursday 27 September 2018

Renewable energy hybrid systems: the market and technology rationale

This keynote will focus on Vestas’ recent transition from being a wind turbine manufacturer to a provider of renewable energy systems, namely through Hybrid Systems. During the presentation the rationale for the strategic pivot will be highlighted from both a market and technology perspective. Lastly, a presentation of the Kennedy Energy Park and a peek into the next wave of hybridisation will be given.

Photo of Mads Blumensaat  Mads Blumensaat, Cluster Lead Energy Integration, Vestas, Denmark

I am currently leading Vestas’ innovations initiatives within Energy Integration, which covers a range of topics including: Energy Storage, Power to Gas/heat/XX, off-grid systems, electrical infrastructure, emerging market models and adjacent revenue streams for future projects. Prior to my role I was technology lead on Vestas’ Hybrid solutions initiative, taking the integration of wind, PV and battery storage to a commercial stage. My interest and focus is in enabling or bridging emerging market opportunities through technologies, top-tier partnerships and consortia. I hold an M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from DTU.