In 2020, Google announced that by 2030, they intend to run their global business fully on carbon-free energy - for all hours of the day, year-round. This important step adds a new layer of complexity and we need to understand how it can be managed. In our online workshop we will hear from Google's Carbon-Free Energy lead how they are approaching their self-imposed challenge and we will bring these ambitious plans together with the realities of energy system planners/modellers to reflect on:
- the role of grids, flexibility options and technologies to enable and deliver 24/7,
- how the system should evolve to deliver 24/7 and the contribution from Google and other users,
- and the role energy system modelling can play in charting the path to energy system decarbonisation.