Power Plant 4.0: Leveraging next-generation technologies for power plant digitization

Webinar Series

Date:              Thursday, 8 April 2021

Time:             03:00 - 05:00 PM (GMT+7)

Language:     English

The global power industry is undergoing fundamental changes of decarbonization, decentralization, and digitalization, which pose significant challenges to power systems, especially fossil-fuel power plants. The power sector has begun a digitalization process that is transforming the way electricity is generated, transmitted and distributed, and will help it meet the challenges.


This webinar series presented the concept of Power Plant 4.0, which is a digitally agile, tremendously flexible, and highly efficient power plants of the future, which will help the power plant owners in achieving threefold benefits - financial, social, and environmental.

Heiko Grootens


Technology Manager Thermal & Thermo-Mechanical Storage


As part of the energy storage organization within Siemens Energy Heiko Grootens is focused on supporting future energy systems by driving e.g. large scale storage solutions.


He has been with Siemens, a global technology conglomerate for twenty-three years. Starting in the Mobility Division he is working since more than 13 years in the energy division (now Siemens Energy) with focus on R&D and Technology.


In the new storage organization he is responsible to build up a portfolio of thermal and thermo-mechanical storage technologies.

Maximilian Niederehe


Business Development for Energy Storage Systems


As part of the energy storage organization within Siemens Energy Maximilian Niederehe is helping to solve existing and emerging issues within the energy sector by increased influences of renewable power and decarbonization ambitions through the implementation of storage technologies.


With his 13 years of experience he supports the development of sustainable and reliable energy systems to ensure long term profitability of existing and new energy supply systems. 




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