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Attend the 2024 LEAP Workshop to Learn More on Achieving a Net-Zero Emissions Future
Attendees listen in on a presentation at a prior LEAP Workshop.

Attendees listen in on a presentation at a prior LEAP Workshop.

NETL and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management will explore ways to collaborate toward a carbon pollution-free energy future during the 2024 Low Emission Advanced Power (LEAP) Workshop Sept. 15–18, 2024. Scheduled to be held in Washington, D.C., the event will be co-located with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2024 Power Conference.

The goal of the LEAP Workshop is to accelerate the development and commercialization of carbon constrained, highly flexible, low emission, high-efficiency hybrid power systems of the future by promoting dialog among the leading international researchers in hybrid system technology, controls development and cyber-physical modeling. Research in these areas will advance commercial adoption by addressing system integration and dynamic controls challenges in integrated energy systems.   

The workshop will consist of working sessions where ideas can be evaluated throughout the meeting. Critical research needs will be identified and presented in a road map that can support future cooperative research efforts. In lieu of traditional presentations, attendees will be encouraged to share their technical expertise through an interactive format. A set of system models developed by NETL, and other participating groups, will be available at the workshop for testing concepts during sessions. 

Interested attendees can register for the 2024 LEAP Workshop and the ASME Power Conference, responsible for the logistics of both events, here.

“This event is very important because it enables us to highlight a variety of subtopics within the context of hybrid integrated energy systems,” NETL Director Marianne Walck said. “Furthermore, with experts from the Lab participating in and moderating sessions during the workshop, we can connect with a large number of specialists from other organizations, which is crucial because the challenges we face are too immense for any one organization to tackle alone. Collaboration is key.”

Considering the need to minimize curtailment of intermittent renewable power generation assets in a carbon constrained environment, the changing electric market has placed a new value on dispatchable power technologies that are both efficient and flexible over a wide load range. Hybrid integrated energy systems incorporating multiple technologies represent the highest possible efficiency in conversion of fuels into electricity.   

NETL is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory that drives innovation and delivers solutions for an environmentally sustainable and prosperous energy future. By leveraging its world-class talent and research facilities, NETL is ensuring affordable, abundant and reliable energy that drives a robust economy and national security, while developing technologies to manage carbon across the full life cycle, enabling environmental sustainability for all Americans.