Renewable energy sources won’t completely replace traditional ones; the energy of the future is to combine them
We need to imagine the world of the future: it will not only be renewable energy, but a combination of renewable energy with other types of energy — ean-Pascal Tricoire, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Schneider Electric .
We need to understand that renewable energy sources cannot completely replace traditional ones, especially where a lot of energy consumption is required, such as for car manufacturing, steel production, and so on — Markus Rauramo, President, Chief Executive Officer, Fortum.
Of course, nuclear power plants are a priority because we need to use the scientific and technological potential that has been accumulated in nuclear energy. I think that hydropower should be of priority importance considering the resources that we have in the country today — Nikolay Shulginov, Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation.
The power grid industry will continue to develop. The main driver is the incorporation into the network of large renewable energy facilities, which are often located far from their own centres of consumption. But the bigger the power system, the easier it is for you to compensate for the non-guaranteed operating mode of renewable energy facilities. The bigger the power interconnection, the easier it is to smooth out the imbalance that arises — Fedor Opadchiy, Chairman of the Board, System Operator of the United Power System.