In the end of September FutureGas had its annual consortium meeting in Helsingør. During the 27th and 28th of September all project partners gathered sharing news and results from the different work packages and elaborated on the status and prospects for gas in Denmark and Europe in the future energy system.
There was also time for networking and socializing in the beautiful scenery of Helsingør and Kronborg Castle.
Jørgen Henningsen, senior advisor in the European Policy Center, gave an inspirational speech for all participants on day 1. His key message was that gas – also in the traditional fossil form – should continue to play a major role in our energy system for years to come. According to Henningsen, gas is the least harmful of fossil fuels, and therefore it should be the last fossil fuel to be phased out in the green and fossil-free transition. This however, doesn’t fluctuate with the current developments in which tax-free biomass is often considered desirable, pushing out gas.
This general consideration emphasized how regulation and political framework are important target areas in the years to come, and it is therefore of course an important part within the scope of the FutureGas project.
The agenda of the day and links for the presentations are as follows:
10.00 – 10.30: Arrival and registration
10.30 – 10.40: Welcome & Practicalities – Poul Erik Morthorst
10.40 – 11.40: Status and perspectives for Gas in Denmark and Europe
Jørgen Henningsen, Senior Adviser, European Policy Center
Stine Grenaa Jensen, Head of Department, Energinet.dk
Poul Erik Morthorst, Council member, Danish Council on Climate Change
11.40 – 12.00: The Role of gas companies in developing the future energy system.
Short presentations by:
Frank Rosager, Planning & Development Manager, HMN Naturgas
Kristian Nielsen, Seniour Analyst, Danish Gas Distribution
Morten Gyllenborg, NGF Nature Energy
12.00 – 12.30: Panel discussion with all speakers from the morning session. Facilitated by Marie Münster.
12.30 – 13.30: Lunch
13.30 – 15.30: Short status from WP 1 to 6. For each WP: 5 min. introduction and 10 min. highlights
WP1: Gas Conditioning and Grid Operation; Torben Kvist
WP2: Quality Requirements for End-use; Jean Schweitzer
WP3: Gas for Transport; Erik Ahlgren
WP4: Gas in the Integrated Energy System; Marie Münster
WP5: Advanced Mathematical Modelling; David Pisinger
WP6: Markets and regulation; Poul Erik Morthorst (Main activities, Status)
15.30 – 16.10: Short coffee break / Transport to Kronborg Castle (20-25 min walk)
16.10: Group Registration at Kronborg Castle ticket office
16.30 – 18.00: Guided tour at Kronborg Castle
19.00 – 21.30: Dinner and “hygge”
08.00 – 08.30: Arrival / Coffee / The buffet
08.30 – 09.00: Communication strategy
Tejs Laustsen Jensen, Brintbranchen – Hydrogen Denmark
09.00 – 12.30: WP’s meeting in two sessions. Each WP will address the work plans for the next year, especcially in relation to our foreign partners
09.00 – 10.30: WP1 (room 1), WP4 (room 2) and WP6 (room 3)
10.30 – 12.30: WP2 (room 1), WP3 (room 2) and WP5 (room 3)
12.30 – 13.30: Lunch
13.30 – 16.00: Scenario Workshop facilitated by Marie Münster.
Presentation of the new Energinet scenarios:
Anders Bavnhøj Hansen, chief consultant, Energinet.dk
Howard Levinsky, Senior Principal Specialist, DNV GL
Short Coffee break
Part 1: Suggestion for base scenarios and technical alternatives – Marie Münster, DTU
Part 2: Workshop on regulatory cases – Lise Skovsgaard, DTU
Find the participant list here.