10. April 2024

NEFI Technology Talk: Stable power grids despite fluctuating energy generation

  • Event
by Oxana Schmidt

10. April 2024




NEFI-Partners Business Upper Austria and AIT


The Technology Talk takes place as part of the oö Zukunftsforum.


Our Goal within the NEFI Technology Talks

The global innovation landscape offers an excellent basis for the development of innovative solutions to achieve the desired climate goals. Since numerous research projects on the use of new sustainable technologies are in full swing, we now want to take the next step: At the NEFI Technology Talks, national and international efforts in the context of selected industrial decarbonization topics are brought together, findings and results are synthesized and synergies are formed in order to use them for further developments and to drive them forward.

At a time when it is becoming increasingly difficult to maintain a balance between the constantly growing demand for energy and the urgent need for a sustainable, renewable energy supply in our electricity grids, Austria is facing a significant challenge. Against this background, we cordially invite you to the NEFI Technology Talk "Stable power grids despite fluctuating energy generation", which will take place this time as part of the Zukunftsforum Oberösterreich (= Future Forum of the region Upper Austria).

This NEFI Technology Talk will focus on innovative solutions to the above-mentioned challenge. The experts we have invited will talk about the importance of integrated energy grids, industrial redispatching, thermal energy storage and the role of efficient energy storage. These technologies play a crucial role in enabling a 100% green electricity supply. Their research and implementation are of crucial importance for the future energy infrastructure.

Finally, we would like to invite you to take part in the discussion on "NIMBY (not in my backyard) and the challenges of volatile generation in Austria's electricity grids". Here you will have the opportunity to exchange ideas with experts from research and industry and discuss possible solutions together. Your participation and contribution will be invaluable to us as we work together towards a sustainable and stable energy future.


Language: German


Moderator: Gregor Offenthaler, Cleantech-Cluster, Business Upper Austria


14:00 or earlier

Registration / Come-together/ Program parts of Zukunft.Standort

Integrated energy grids in Austria

Thomas Kienberger, Head of the Chair of Energy Network Technology at Montanuniversität Leoben & NEFI_Lab

Decarbonization of heat in industry with high-temperature storage systems

Martin Schichtel | Kraftblock

Project presentation I4RD: Industrial flexibility at the interface between distribution and transmission system operators

Tara Esterl | AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

Efficient storage structures for 100% renewable power supply

David Wöss | University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna


Get your ticket for this event today! With the code "NEFI" you have the opportunity to participate free of charge: REGISTRATION (Zukunft.Standort & Forum.Standort). Please enter the code in the Special conditions field ("Sonderkonditionen").

The ticket for the NEFI Technology Talk allows you to attend the Zukunftsforum Oberösterreich, organized by Business Upper Austria, for the whole day. You can take part in the Zukunft.Standort program in the morning from 8:45 A.M. at the Oberbank Donau-Forum and afterwards in the entire Session 4: Carbon Management and NEFI Technology Talk at the ARCOTEL Nike Linz starting at 2:00 p.m. Finally, you are also invited to the evening program including dinner and networking. All information about the program can be found here:

We look forward to meeting you and to a lively exchange!


You can reach the Oberbank Donau-Forum with the trams 1, 2, 3, 4 and the Pöstlingbergbahn (line 50), stop "Hauptplatz" and then walk along the Untere Donaulände. There are also several bus stops in the immediate vicinity:

Bus stop Parkbad: Lines 12 and 25
Bus stop Brucknerhaus: Line 26

If you arrive by car, you can park for a fee in the parking garages in the area (Parkbad, ARCOTEL Nike, Pfarrplatz, Lentos, etc.).