09 December, 2020

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Integrate Hub Gathering, 9 Dec 2020: Building a stable, cost effective and 100% renewable based grid – the NEOM journey

The multidisciplinary Integrate Hub Gatherings bring together researchers and practitioners in clean and renewable energy to hear about new developments, discuss relevant items and discover areas in which to collaborate.  The meeting is held fortnightly on Wednesdays, from 10:45 to 12:30.  It’s all online at the moment, using Zoom.

Please get in touch with Helen Gavin if you are interested in joining the meeting.


Agenda

10:45 – Soft start and general chat

11:00  – The meeting begins with introductions, then open time in which anyone can raise an issue or discuss new developments, issues, news etc

11:30  – The main feature with an invited speaker! This week we will hear from  Dr Jens Madrian on “Building a stable, cost effective and 100% renewable based grid – the NEOM journey”. 

The Saudi government and its Public Investment Fund are rolling out projects to implement its Vision 2030 – the kingdom’s long-term blueprint for economic diversification, social development and job creation. One of the flagship gigaprojects, is the construction of a $500bn futuristic city called NEOM in north-west Saudi Arabia.

Dr Jens Madrian joined NEOM as Executive Director NEOM Energy in 2019. he will be talking about his responsibility for designing and building the NEOM energy market/system of 50+GW from scratch that will be based on 100% renewable generation.

12:30 – End of meeting.

 

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