Flexible Clean Power Solutions

Updated: Aug 30

Typically based on 4 x 4 hour sessions for online delivery.

For questions or customisation requests contact: info@greycellsenergy.com


 

Course objectives – is this for you?


This course is intended for those seeking to understand and assess the competing options to build power systems which are both clean and flexible (resilient).


You will leave with a clear understanding of how different solutions are likely to compete and/or co-exist, and the factors and variables which will determine how and where different market choices and outcomes will occur. You will be better placed to assess both new business opportunities and risks to existing operations and revenue streams (particularly if you operate in the 'conventional' power realm). Throughout the course, issues of scale and other requirements will be quantitatively illustrated, and technological issues presented in clear, business-friendly language.


 

Session 1: Adding flexibility to renewable power


A clear, independent and realistic assessment of the scale requirements, timeframes and limits to renewable power flexibility, along with integrations such as storage which are growing to address and reduce existing problems.



Session 2: 'Power-to-X' solutions


Understand the pros and cons of using renewable power to convert to hydrogen and its derivatives (for example ammonia, or e-fuels) in order to provide storable fuels for system balancing, including discussion of key criteria such as energy efficiency and costs at scale.



Session 3: Evolving conventional power


An analysis of the options for extending the life of existing thermal power plants by making use of carbon capture and storage (or utilisation) or fuel substitutions; plus the future of 'baseload' nuclear power in systems where flexibility becomes an essential attribute.



Session 4: Emerging technological and market-based solutions


A review of current and emerging distributed and demand-based flexibility options, including demand-side response, grid-edge storage, smart EV charging and 'vehicle-to-grid'; plus other solutions from market linkages through interconnectors, to new market designs to incentivise flexibility.



Further inquiries to: info@greycellsenergy.com