ExCo80 – Bioenergy grid integration – Summary and Conclusions
The use of grids is an efficient means of distributing various types of energy, including electricity, heat and gas. Connecting bioenergy to (existing) grid infrastructure facilitates short and long term deployment of bioenergy, and provides important opportunities for greening such grids. It also creates options for convergence and integration, which can help balancing grids and create synergies with other renewable energy forms.
This workshop on ‘Bioenergy grid integration’, which was organised by the IEA Bioenergy Technology Collaboration Programme (IEA Bioenergy) in collaboration with the Swiss Federal Office of Energy, demonstrated a number of cases and strategies of bioenergy grid integration and provided an opportunity to further discuss the role bioenergy could play in greening energy grids.