Minesto as keynote speaker at 6th International Hybrid Power Systems Workshop, Madeira

May 05, 2022

Minesto had the honour of being a part of the 6th International Hybrid Power Systems Workshop held in Madeira, Portugal last week. Bringing together industry and academia, the forum is an opportunity to share international project experiences on a high technical level. The focus of the workshop has a direct connection to Minesto’s ambition to add predictable tidal energy to balance the renewable energy mix. The background of the workshop as described by the organisers;

“One challenge of island grids and micro-grids is to maintain the balance between production and consumption. Diesel generators are still frequently used for this task. Due to the unavoidable dependence on fuel price and delivery options, and the environmental impact, alternatives are being sought. Wind and solar power are independent of imported fuels and environmentally friendly, and therefore the logical choice for island and micro-grids. However, these renewable energies are dependent on variable resource availability; hence their maximum production capacity is subject to natural fluctuations. It is therefore important to develop strategies for how to align production and consumption in the best possible way and to find the perfect combination of conventional and renewable energy” (Source: hybridpowersystems.org).

Minesto CEO Martin Edlund was invited as keynote speaker and shared a presentation on the tidal energy opportunity in Faroe Islands titled, “Adding tidal stream generation to balance the grid mix towards net zero generation”.

Watch Martin's presentation here: vimeo.com/706504000/92503cf1b8