Clean Energy Hubs will be the power plants of the future, designed to stabilise an energy system with an ever increasing share of variable renewable energy sources.
Clean Energy Hubs will periodically generate electricity, heat and cold - thereby stabilising the grid - while continuously ensuring that the heating and cooling sector is decarbonised. They can either be big and centralised or small and decentralised, depending on the local conditions and needs.
The production, conversion, storage and consumption of different energy carriers take place in the Clean Energy Hub.
Electricity conversion / Energy generation
|At times of scarce electricity and high energy prices, Clean Energy Hubs perform their back up role by generating electricity, heat and cold from a multitude of renewable sources, such as solar thermal, bioenergy and advanced synthetic fuels.|
Depending on the input, the two different scenarios of the Clean Energy Hub (electricity conversion and energy generation) may be active at the same time.
Clean Energy for the European industry
Clean Energy Hubs will contribute to a clean European energy system while supporting an ever more competitive European industry, with the aim to promote jobs creation, technological excellence, and exportable technologies together with environmental protection and green innovation.