Hydrocarbon Renewable Nexus
Energy is provided more an more in integrated networks, where the interplay between hydrocarbons and renewable energy is of growing importance. The need for flexible energy supply is one key driver, e.g. by using hydrocarbons as back-up supply for variable energy such as solar and wind, either directly, or in the form of hydrogen. Oil and gas competence is increasingly becoming a critical factor in the acceleration of renewable energy technology which also is becoming important in the electrification of oil and gas operations.
As a follow up to the workshop at the US Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Technology Laboratory in Golden Colorado in the fall 2017, GOT is organizing a workshop on the Hydrocarbon Renewable Nexus in Brussels 11-12 October. One aim is to create a Nexus vision within GOT, and to examine the prospects for relevant technologies.