Keynote: Power-to-X Applications and Energy Story Solutions
The growing proportion of renewable energies in worldwide power generation is playing a key role in the reduction of global CO2 emissions. However, this development poses huge challenges to power grids, which will have to become much more flexible in the future in order to accommodate these fluctuating energy sources. Technologies such as electrolysis can help to meet this challenge. Electrolysis uses electrical energy to split water into oxygen and hydrogen, which can serve as a storage medium, energy carrier, CO2-neutral fuel or feedstock for many industrial applications. As a result, hydrogen is driving the decarbonization process and paving the way for a new age — one of affordable renewable electricity.
Gabriele Schmiedel is the CEO of the Siemens Hydrogen Solutions business. The business department develops, produces and sells hydrogen electrolysers that convert green electricity into hydrogen to a broad range of applications in energy, industry and mobility. Prior to this role Gabriele worked for Siemens in different industries and functions from Service, Sales, Strategy, Product Management, Project Management and R&D. She holds a master in computer science and lives in Erlangen and Munich.