100% renewable targets will require power storage to manage flows on the net
Electrolysers utilise these intermittent power flows to produce H2 gas from water
H2 gas can be stored in large quantities underground and transported via existing gas pipelines
H2 vehicles recharge faster and are more durable than battery powered transport
Growing H2 demand in industrial processes will reduce costs and increase supply
When: 17 June, 2015

Islands can play an important role in realising the Energy Union. A number of island ‘test beds’ across Europe are successfully demonstrating complex energy solutions to the practical challenge of integrating different energy sources. Innovation on islands has been driven by the challenges they face due to their isolation from mainland energy and supply networks and their vulnerability to high import costs, supply disruptions and energy price shocks.

This event will showcase sustainable island projects in Europe. It will demonstrate the combination of cross-sector collaboration, community engagement, policy approaches, financing and skills development used to realise these initiatives.

Building on this, discussion will focus on how to use the learnings from island projects to solve challenges in the Europe-wide energy system; and the potential to export the sustainable islands ‘package’ of experience and technical leadership to islands across the globe.

Registration and coffee from 09.15. The session will be followed by a networking lunch.