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John mullins presentation

  1. 1. Marine Energy and Smart Grid Technology Workshop John Mullins, CEO, Bord G áis
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Ireland as a Low Carbon Incubator </li></ul><ul><li>Marine Potential and Technologies; </li></ul><ul><li>Home Services; </li></ul><ul><li>Smart Grid; </li></ul><ul><li>Export Ready Grid; </li></ul>
  3. 3. BGE Alternative Energy Research Fund <ul><li>Support research into emerging energy-related technologies </li></ul><ul><li>To support an increase in the quantity and quality of research in alternative energies in Ireland’s colleges to bring technologies to market. </li></ul><ul><li>The focus of the fund is on 5 main areas: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy Production </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wind, Solar, Anaerobic Digestion, Pyrolysis, Gasification, Ocean, Tidal, Geothermal, District Heating </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distributed Generation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Micro CHP, Micro Wind, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transport </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Natural Gas/ Biogas vehicles and infrastructure, Electric vehicles and infrastructure </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Operations Innovation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Power recovery, Energy Storage, </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment of products for residential or IC offering to complement our existing energy business </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Poyry’s Roadmap 2050 <ul><li>Target - 80% GHG reduction by 2050 in power sector </li></ul><ul><li>Must start investment now </li></ul><ul><li>Significant challenges: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Policies; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regulation; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning and Permitting (e.g. Iberia/France) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Spend goes from €30b to €65b per annum in 2025; </li></ul><ul><li>Sources of Low Carbon </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy Efficiency/Cleantech; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Power Sector decarbonisation; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Replacement of oil/gas; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Afforestation. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Generation Lifetime Asset Costs Report on Future Low-Carbon Generation by Poyry for Eirgrid 2010
  6. 6. UK Renewable Technologies to 2020 AEA UK Renewable Projections
  7. 7. Global Ocean Energy Map (kW/m) Source: World Energy Council
  8. 8. Current Status of Marine Energy <ul><li>Irish Targets of 75MW by 2012 and 500MW by 2020; </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible resources: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>11.7 TWh of wave resource (40% of Irish demand); </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2.6 TWh of tidal resources. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ReFIT established at €220/MWh (€70/MWh for onshore wind); </li></ul><ul><li>Up to €26m pledged by Government to support sector; </li></ul><ul><li>MERC and Centralised Energy Research are a priority; </li></ul><ul><li>Marine Energy could be a €1b per annum industry within Ireland in the next decade </li></ul>
  9. 9. BGE Review of Technologies <ul><li>Nearing commercialisation on a number of technologies; </li></ul><ul><li>Tidal ahead of wave – not by much; </li></ul><ul><li>Ireland is a real focus of development and piloting; </li></ul><ul><li>Claims of ultimate energy costs of < €15c/kWh; </li></ul><ul><li>Capex costs as low as €1.6m/MW; </li></ul><ul><li>Private Equity and Utility finance required to take next steps. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Bord Gáis Domestic Metering Trials <ul><li>Dual Fuel proof of concept and technology trials - real time energy consumption information (Gas & Electricity) </li></ul><ul><li>Customer Behaviour Trials – 2,000 Customers (National Smart Metering Programme) until end 2011; </li></ul><ul><li>Measurement of Customer Behavioural Response to features such as </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In Home Displays monitoring energy consumption </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bills detailing consumption on hourly / daily basis </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Cost Benefit Analysis of National Rollout </li></ul><ul><li>But real benefit is through control systems </li></ul><ul><li>Require Independent ICT Provider for Intelligent Hub. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Bord Gáis Domestic “Smart Ready” Meters <ul><li>July 2010 : Bord Gais will start implementing a change to solid state modular electronic meters with some of the following “Smart Ready” capabilities: </li></ul>
  12. 12. Smart Home Services Booz & Co
  13. 13. Smart Grid – The Basic Options Booz & Co
  14. 14. Distributed Generation Solutions <ul><ul><li>Micro CHP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assessed micro CHP technologies suitable for domestic applications – Stirling engine, fuel cell </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>We have recently signed agreement with CERES Power to develop a fuel cell based micro CHP product for the Irish market (€2m) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Commenced trialling the Baxi Ecogen (Stirling engine) micro CHP in employee homes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Micro Wind </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Assessing the market potential for Wind turbine applications at farm/small business level </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Export Ready Grid <ul><li>Wind will be curtailed without </li></ul><ul><li>increased interconnection; </li></ul><ul><li>Must commence identification </li></ul><ul><li>and planning of 400kV grid </li></ul><ul><li>and interconnection </li></ul><ul><li>Should have ambition of up </li></ul><ul><li>to 2,500MW of interconnection </li></ul><ul><li>by 2025 </li></ul><ul><li>… Need to Start Programme Now… </li></ul>500MWGB 500MW/GB 500MW/GB 1000MW/France
  16. 16. Final Thought