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.
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.
- 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]
Rad Stanev (TU Sofia), Venizelos Efthymiou (FOSS) [Slides│1 MB]
|9:05||Setting the scene: Why PANTERA? Main objectives and building the PANTERA process|
Venizelos Efthymiou (FOSS) [Slides│1.5 MB]
|9:20||Energy 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]
|9:45||EC 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]
|10:30||Status of smart grid evolution in the region that generate open R&I needs – (Bulgaria/Romania/ Greece)|
Rad Stanev (TU Sofia) [Slides│1.5 MB]
|10:50||Gaps/challenges and shortcomings related to energy transition in the Balkan Region|
Dimitar Zarchev (ESO EAD) [Slides│2 MB]
|11:10||Greek approach on investing in smart grids and good practices if any as means to achieve it|
Tasos Tsitsanis (Suite5) [Slides│1 MB]
|12:00||Romanian approach on investing in smart grids and good practices if any as means to achieve it|
Mihai Mladin (CRE) [Slides│2.5 MB]
|12:20||Pan-EU R&I community: stakeholders’ involvement and enhanced collaboration opportunities|
Luciano Martini (RSE) [Slides│3 MB]
|12:35||The 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]
|14:15||Roundtable 1: SWOT analysis with open discussion aimed at identifying areas of actions and next steps|
Ludwig Karg (ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems)
|16:00||Roundtable 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)
|18:00||End of the workshops|
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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