“Green Islands as a driver for the Energy Transition - Going Renewable and Smart”, Athens (GR), 13 February 2020

On 13 February 2020, the PANTERA project held a regional workshop, this time focusing on the challenges and barriers, along with the best practices and future steps towards greening geographical islands and transforming them to 100% renewable energy systems with the support of technologies that enable their smart autonomous operation.

The workshop was structured around five keynote presentations from major stakeholders of the Greek Energy Market. Each keynote presentation was combined with a facilitated Q&A/discussion. This generated active contributions to the workshop.

The workshop was closed with an interactive session around the PANTERA platform addressing progress, achievements, mode of working and delivering, expectations and current issues that are of interest to the participants of the workshop aiming advancements needed, rectification of problems and next steps.

Workshop Agenda & Summary

Workshop summary [Download │1 MB]

Time Details
Registration and Coffee, N.J.V. Athens Plaza Hotel, Syntagma Square

Welcome Address

Tasos Tsitsanis (Suite5)


Research and Innovation Priorities for faciliating the Energy Transition and the realization of the future Smart Island Energy Systems [Slides│3.4 MB]

Nikos Hatziargyriou (NTUA/ETIP-SNET)


PANTERA Process [Slides│2.6 MB]

Venizelos Efthymiou (FOSS)


EU Policies and Strategy on the way to Autonomous and Sustainable Energy Systems in Geographical Islands

Mario Dionisio (EC/DG ENER)


Local governance to enable the clean energy transition of Greek islands: Best Practices, Barriers and the way forward (Case Study 1)  [Slides│3.2 MB]

Kostas Komninos (DAFNI Network)


Coffee break


The role of interconnections in achieving the energy transition: The case of Greek islands and the way forward (Case Study 2)

Georgios Messinis (Ariadne Interconnection)


Lunch & Networking


Increasing social acceptance through collaboration: The emergence of Energy Communities - Lessons Learned and replication routes for island communities (Case Study 3) [Slides│1 MB]

Dimitris Kitsikopoulos (Electra Energy Community)


Digitalisation as an enabler for the energy transition (Case Study 4) [Slides│1 MB]

Metody Georgiev (TU-Sofia)


Coffee Break


PANTERA - Platform as a link to Regions, WTs and R&I community in EU Needs – Strengths and weaknesses & Feedback on PANTERA platform (Roundtable) [Slides│3.8 MB]

Venizelos Efthymiou (FOSS) & Mohamed Shalaby (DERLab)


Open discussion: summarize  the day, discuss open points, plan next steps

Mohamed Shalaby (DERLab)

Become a  PANTERA stakeholder
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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: “Green Islands as a driver for the Energy Transition – Going Renewable and Smart” Athens (GR), 13 February 2020
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