PANTERA Workshop “Pan European Research and Innovation activities for Smart Grids, Energy Storage and Local Energy Systems” Sofia (BG), 2 July 2019

On 2 July 2019, the PANTERA project held the first PANTERA workshop titled “Pan European Research and Innovation activities for Smart Grids, Energy Storage and Local Energy Systems” in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Background:

15 European countries account for less than 5% of the EU research and innovation funds. PANTERA (PAN European Technology Energy Research Approach) is an EU H2020 project aimed at setting up a European Forum composed of Research & Innovation (R&I) stakeholders active in the fields of smart grids, storage and local energy systems, including policy makers, standardisation bodies and experts in both research and academia representing the EU-28 energy system to collectively work for raising interest and bridging current gaps in R&I activities in EU.

Topics:

  • Concepts and future trends in Smart grids, Storage and Local Energy Systems;
  • European Commission (EC) R&I policy and trends;
  • EU and national R&I funding opportunities;
  • Local and Pan-European R&I challenges and gaps;
  • Good R&I practices from different countries with both high and low activities in this field.

Scope & Objectives:

  • Identify and establish communication links with local R&I stakeholders active in the fields of smart grids, storage and local energy systems including policy makers, standardisation bodies and experts in both research and academia in the region.
  • Identify the key challenges in accelerating R&I activities in the region.
  • Engage and bring under the same activity umbrella facilitated by PANTERA all active entities / stakeholders in the field of smart grids / storage and local energy systems to leverage synergies and maximize benefits.
  • Exchange experience and knowledge between members of R&I community in collaboration with already on-going activities aiming to wider participation, strengthen objectives and extent replicability, scalability and impact of achieved results.

Workshop Agenda & Summary
Workshop summary [Download │1 MB]

8:30Registration
9:00Welcome words
Rad Stanev (TU Sofia), Venizelos Efthymiou (FOSS)  [Slides│1 MB]
9:05Setting the scene: Why PANTERA? Main objectives and building the PANTERA process
Venizelos Efthymiou (FOSS)  [Slides│1.5 MB]
9:20Energy policies and vision on energy transition of Bulgaria
Veneta Tsvetkova (Ministry of Energy of Bulgaria), Evgenia Haritonova (Energy and water regulatory commission BG)  [Slides│1 MB]
9:45EC R&I policy and trends; Pan-European challenges on R&I in Energy; Clean Energy Package and PCI; H2020 – HEU – SF
Mario Dionisio (Project Officer EC) [Slides│2.5 MB]                               
Sebastian Gras (Project Officer EC) [Slides│1 MB]
10:30Status of smart grid evolution in the region that generate open R&I needs – (Bulgaria/Romania/ Greece)
Rad Stanev (TU Sofia)  [Slides│1.5 MB]
10:50Gaps/challenges and shortcomings related to energy transition in the Balkan Region
Dimitar Zarchev (ESO EAD)  [Slides│2 MB]
11:10Greek approach on investing in smart grids and good practices if any as means to achieve it
Tasos Tsitsanis (Suite5) [Slides│1 MB]
11:30Coffee break
12:00Romanian approach on investing in smart grids and good practices if any as means to achieve it
Mihai Mladin (CRE)  [Slides│2.5 MB]
12:20Pan-EU R&I community: stakeholders’ involvement and enhanced collaboration opportunities
Luciano Martini (RSE)  [Slides│3 MB]
12:35The PANTERA initiative for enriching R&I in support of the energy transition: Promises and expectations
Christina Papadimitriou (FOSS) [Slides│1 MB]
Andrei Morch (SINTEF) [Slides│1 MB]
13:00“ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems: building a European wide Knowledge Community for RDI on member state level”
Ludwig Karg (ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems) [Slides│2.5 MB]
13:15Lunch break
14:15Roundtable 1: SWOT analysis with open discussion aimed at identifying areas of actions and next steps
Ludwig Karg (ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems)
15:30Coffee break
16:00Roundtable 2: The PANTERA initiative in focus: Regional stakeholders discussing their expectations from PANTERA on how PANTERA can facilitate the active collaboration of participating MS
Ludwig Karg (ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems)
Venizelos Efthymiou (FOSS)
17:30Conclusions
18:00End of the workshops

Become a  PANTERA stakeholder
Are you active in the fields of smart grids, storage or local energy systems?
Do you want to contribute to the establishment of a true Pan European energy community?

Your benefits in joining PANTERA

  • Networking with the consortium and stakeholders from all points of Europe.
  • Identifying new business and research opportunities and new project partners.
  • Participation in project events, workshops, webinars, etc.
  • Sharing your projects outcomes on a Pan European level
  • Access to a Pan European level database
PANTERA Workshop “Pan European Research and Innovation activities for Smart Grids, Energy Storage and Local Energy Systems” Sofia (BG), 2 July 2019