Energy transition represents a structural change in the energy value chain, with the emergence of new players and new services aiming at decarbonating energy systems and making them more effective. This change is largely based on a gradual deployment of New Energy Technologies (NET) and associated services, which may include:

  • Energy production: centralized and decentralized production of renewable energy; decarbonation of electricity generation from fossil fuels with CO2 Capture and Storage; production of zero-carbon energy vectors such as hydrogen.
  • Energy consumption: improving energy efficiency in high-consumption sectors (transport, residential, commercial, industrial); energy savings.
  • Energy management: energy storage; dynamic management of energy networks; coupling networks through hydrogen carriers; intelligent networks (measurement, optimization and control); new modes of governance.

Given the multiplicity of these technologies and their different degrees of maturity, building an “energy transition” vision and roadmap is a complex process that requires (1) an accurate evaluation of sectoral or territorial characteristics and issues, (2) an analysis of the techno-economic performance of the various technologies in different contexts, and finally (3) good knowledge of the state of regulations and funding options.
Actys experts provide their industrial and technical expertise to different actors and assist them in defining their respective strategies:

Actys works with research institutes and industry on the definition of an R&D roadmap creating value and addressing energy transition needs, on the implementation of demonstration projects (definition of technical content, organization of consortiums, search for financing, management of the relation with government agencies), and on the preparation of the commercial deployment of different technologies.

Actys supports local authorities in the development and implementation of their energy transition roadmap (analysis of the regional energy system; possible evolution scenarios; implementation of sectoral plans that encompass R&D, demonstration activities and regional deployment).

REFERENCES

  • Support in the elaboration of the 2025 R&D technology roadmap for a major chemical group.
  • Structuring of European projects aiming at demonstrating or preparing the roll-out of hydrogen technologies (submitted to FCH-JU and DG Move).
  • Technical and Scientific Management Mission for an association aiming at setting up a regional demonstrator of the hydrogen economy. Development of a territorial energy roadmap to 2050, including technical, economic and social aspects.
  • Structuring of a proposal to create an Energy Transition Institute (Géodénergies) aiming at conducting R&D on the use of the sub-surface to support energy transition (geothermal, energy and CO2 storage). Definition of the R&D roadmap in collaboration with experts from the sponsor research institute.