As it becomes clear that solar power will soon become the most affordable power source in Japan, expectations are rising for renewable energy to help realize a decarbonized society. On the other hand, some argue that an increase in the amount of power supplied by variable power sources such as solar and wind power will undermine the stability of the power supply and dramatically increase the cost of ensuring stability.
On the other hand, in Europe and other countries that are leading the way in the introduction of renewable energy, it has become possible to stably integrate a large number of variable power sources into the power system.
In this webinar, Tomas Kåberger, Chair of Executive Board of Renewable Energy Institute, and Bo Normark, who has been at the forefront of the power transmission business at ABB for a long time and is now working as an industrial strategy executive at InnoEnergy, a company that is leading the decarbonization business in Europe with storage batteries, green hydrogen, etc., joined to share their insights.
Teruyuki Ohno Executive Director, Renewable Energy Institute
1. Will the Cost of Electricity Soar in the Era of 100% Renewable Energy?
Tomas Kåberger Chair of Executive Board, Renewable Energy Institute DL
2. Storage Batteries will Change the Power System
Bo Normark Industrial Strategy Executive, EIT InnoEnergy DL
|Date / Time||Friday 30 July 2021 / 15:30 - 17:00 JST|
|Webcasted||via Zoom Webinar|
|Organized by||Renewable Energy Institute|
- Tomas Kåberger
Chair of Executive Board, Renewable Energy Institute
- Tomas Kåberger has been the Chair of Executive Board of Renewable Energy Institute since its foundation in 2011. Academically, he got an MSc in Engineering Physics, a PhD in Physical Resource Theory, and Docent in Environmental Science at Chalmers. He has been professor in International Sustainable Energy Systems at the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics at Lund University, and he is currently affiliate Professor of Industrial Energy Policy at Chalmers University of Technology.
Industrially, he has had leading roles in companies providing fuels and technology in the bio-energy industry, another company developing sustainable energy solutions for the automotive industry, and a company operating wind power plants. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Vattenfall, and as Industrial Growth Executive of the European company InnEnergy.
Politically, he has served on board of Swedish and European Environmental Citizen’s organizations, several Swedish Government Committees developing energy and environmental legislation, and China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development as a member of a task force on Low-Carbon Industrialization Strategies. From 2008 until 2011 he was Director General of the National Swedish Energy Agency. He was also a member of the Swedish Climate Policy Council between 2018 and 2021.
- Tomas Kåberger
- Bo Normark
Industrial Strategy Executive, EIT InnoEnergy
- Bo Normark has for the last 10 years mainly been working for EIT InnoEnergy, a European Public Private Innovation Company founded by the European Commission. InnoEnergys role is to create new industrial activities in the renewable area as well as training future entrepreneurs. The company has activities across Europe and engagement in over 380 startup and early-stage companies in the renewable area.
He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and has been leading studies of the future power system in Sweden on behalf of the Swedish Government. He is board member in the Swedish TSO Svenska Kraftnat and Industrifonden, an early-stage venture capital fund initiated by the Swedish Government.
In the past, Bo Normark has 35 years industrial experience from ABB including serving in many managerial roles with global responsibility. Focus was on power transmission equipment including advanced smart transmission grid technologies such as High Voltage DC (HVDC), Flexible AC Transmission (FACTS) and High Voltage Cables. He was serving in multiple countries such as Sweden, Switzerland and US.
- Bo Normark
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