PANTERA regional virtual workshop MedPower 2020 outcomes

On 10 & 11 November 2020, the PANTERA project held its regional workshop “Energy transition through optimal use of the rich Renewable Energy Resources of the Mediterranean basin”,  which took place virtually during MedPower 2020 conference. 

PANTERA project’s mission and goals were presented, along with the new identity of the platform, which will be called EIRIE, and the value it will bring to the research and innovation energy community via PANTERA regional desks, working teams, and the platform.

The workshop tackled different aspects the energy transition needs to be addressed in order to contribute efficiently to the Energy targets of EU. The status of the smart grids regional evolution was also presented, while use cases covering technologies -such as Energy storage, Demand Response, Renewables and Electric mobility- were highlighted.

Three roundtables took place during the two days of the workshop, allowing stakeholders and participants to actively share their opinion via electronic voting tool. This system was highly efficient as it made it possible to have intensive talks on crucial subjects such as identifying areas of concern of the R&I community in the energy systems field in Europe, which was at the centre of roundtable 1. 

The second roundtable focused on the research questions that arise from the priorities set within NECPs

The third and last roundtable enabled regional stakeholders to share and discuss about their expectations from PANTERA on how to facilitate the collaboration with R&I stakeholders. 

Furthermore, the R&D needs related to EU energy policy and trends for 2030 and 2050, along with the role of the R&I community towards a green recovery were discussed.  

EIRIE platform's vision is supporting the Energy Research & Innovation community in Europe by making available tools and features that will provide the needed knowledge, information, and data.

Workshop Agenda & Summary

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Day 1 (10 November 2020)

Time Content Presenter/Moderator
14:05-14:20

Setting the scene: Why PANTERA? Main objectives and building the PANTERA process.
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Dr. Venizelos Efthymiou, PANTERA coordinator, FOSS Cyprus chairman (presenter)

14:20-14:40

Energy Policy and R&D&I needs:
EC R&I policy and trends; Pan-European challenges on R&I in Energy; Clean Energy Package and PCI; H2020 – HEU - SF
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Mario Dionisio Project Officer,
(European Commission)

14:40-15:50

Status on grids and R&D&I in participating Member States: what is being done:

NAVIGANT - RES driving the energy transition: The potential of the Mediterranean Region.

Study on the offshore grid potential in the Mediterranean region report [Download]

Konstantin Staschus, (Navigant)
Lou Ramaekers, (Navigant)
Frank Krönert, (Sweco)
Simon Lindroth and Frank Krönert, (SWECO)
Iza Kielichowska, (Navigant)

15:50-16:00

Opening Remarks for the Roundtable 1 and objectives. 
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Dr. Christina Papadimitriou (moderator) Special Scientist FOSS

16:00-16:50

Roundtable 1: Analysis with open discussion aimed at identifying areas of concern of the R&I community in the field of energy systems, supporting the strategy for energy transition apart from financing mechanisms in fulfilling their research endeavours, gaps that exist, supporting actions required and next steps.
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Round table discussion with the active involvement of the participants through electronic voting.

Coordinated by Luciano Martini (RSE-EERA JP for SG) and includes:
Nestor Fylaktos (CYI) and Christina Papadimitriou (FOSS)

16:50-17:00

Summary of findings and conclusions.

Andrei Morch (SINTEF)

Day 2 (11 November 2020)

Time Content Presenter/Moderator
10:30-10:45

INTERPLAN project and the integrated network operation planning tool: A support for the operators to efficiently manage a network with high share of RES and other emerging technologies.
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Ata Khavari (DERlab)

10:45-10:55

A showcase of INTERPLAN tool: Maintain frequency stability in low inertia systems through innovative inertia management and fast frequency restoration control functions.
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Dr. Christina Papadimitriou (FOSS)

10:55-12:00

Roundtable 2: An interactive discussion on the Research questions that lie on the road to the energy transition triggered by the priorities set within NECPs (main objective to co-shape the most urgent research questions to be addressed in the next 5 years).
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Open interaction with the participants through electronic voting;

Coordinated by Rad Stanev (TUS)
and includes: 
Ivan Matejak (SUPEERA
– 10 min on effective link of NECPs
with SET Plan energy transition
strategy)
George Partasides (Ministry), Antonis
Ioulianos (ΙΔΕΚ), Tasos Gregoriou (DSO)

12:00-12:05

Opening Remarks for the Roundtable 3 and objectives. 

Tasos Tsitsanis (Suite5)

12:05-13:05

Roundtable 3: The PANTERA initiative in focus: Regional stakeholders discussing their expectations from PANTERA on how PANTERA can facilitate the active collaboration with Research and Innovation stakeholders?

Round table discussion with the active involvement of the participants through electronic voting;

Coordinated by Anna Mutule (IPE) and included:
Fanos Karantonis (ΟΕΒ),
Nicolas Jarraud (CYI) and
Tasos Tsitsanis (Suite5)

13:05-13:15

Summary of findings and conclusions.

Venizelos Efthymiou (FOSS)

PANTERA regional virtual workshop MedPower 2020  outcomes
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