A summary of stakeholder engagement associated with the nuclear-renewable hybrid energy systems (N-R HES) program is provided in this report, highlighting both previous and ongoing interactions for the INL-led program funded via the Crosscutting Technologies Office in the DOE Office of Nuclear Energy.
With more than 170 parties having ratified the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, viable, financially sound and integrated solutions for providing low carbon, affordable, energy is of critical interest. This, by necessity, encompasses the development of resilient production processes for the generation of electricity, heat, chemicals and fuels for deep decarbonization.
An international workshop was organized in June 2016 to explore synergies between nuclear and renewable energy sources. Synergies crossing electricity, transportation, and industrial sectors were the focus of the workshop, recognizing that deep decarbonization will require efforts that go far beyond the electricity sector alone.