Future energy supply under the spotlight
Posted on 23 Jul 2019 and read 1068 times
The future of a sustainable and reliable energy supply in times of climate change, decarbonisation and ‘the energy transition’ were the main focus of the 3rd Power Generation Symposium (arranged by the Rolls-Royce MTU Onsite Energy brand and held earlier this month in Friedrichshafen).
Around 600 experts from the energy sector (including 400 MTU Onsite Energy customers) discussed strategies for handling growing energy demands in view of the need for climate-friendly solutions.
Rolls-Royce says it is “moving forward as a pioneer in sustainable power generation and — with its MTU Onsite Energy brand — offers forward-looking energy solutions — such as micro-grids, combined heat and power plants and emergency stand-by systems — that will safeguard the energy transition and secure an uninterruptible power supply”.
Andreas Görtz, vice-president (power generation) of the Rolls-Royce Power Systems business unit, said: “The Power Generation Symposium has developed into a key industry meeting point in the course of the last few years.
“We are proud that, for this year’s symposium, we were again able to attract a number of eminent experts as speakers, who gave us an insight into the energy future facing us.”
They included John Murray from the energy research and consultancy services company Delta-ee, who highlighted current trends on the global energy markets.
Also Quinous, a start-up company with which Rolls-Royce entered into a partnership last year as a strategic investor; it presented innovative ideas for storage systems in micro-grids that are available today.