Responding to the ever-increasing energy demand while reducing carbon emissions and their climate impact will require energy systems to be ever more integrated, flexible, and innovative. The use of renewable energy sources is key, though given their variable nature they generate difficulties in balancing the production and demand. Hence, combining multiple energy carriers can provide the system with the needed flexibility – the heat and electricity sectors can complement each other and facilitate a more efficient use of renewables and waste heat. This sector integration has a huge potential yet a long way to go.
Listen to the discussion with:
- Sara Renström, Senior Researcher at the Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE)
- Parsa Javadi from Kommunfastighet and PhD student at Mälardalens Högskola
- Jack Corscadden, Project Officer at Euroheat & Power
- Edoardo Corsetti from Ricerca Sistema Energetico (RSE)