“Pan European Research and Innovation activities for Smart grids, Energy Storage and local Energy Systems”, Dublin (IE), 2 December 2019

On 2 December 2019, the PANTERA project held its second workshop, this time focusing on Ireland’s Smart grid, Energy Storage and Local Energy Systems Landscape: Research & Innovation Roadmap. The workshop took place in University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin, Ireland. Thanks to the expert keynote speakers from across the Irish electricity sector, more than 50 participants from national and international academic and industry bodies fruitfully shared ideas on how to achieve the energy transition climate action targets.

Irish-focused case studies in Smart grid, Energy Storage and Energy Systems projects were presented from new entrant, DSO, TSO and research organisation perspectives. Moreover, the PANTERA project and its platform were presented and discussed, giving the workshop participants an opportunity to give early feedback.

Workshop Agenda & Summary

Workshop summary [Download │1 MB]

Time Details
Registration and Coffee, Quinn School of Business, Belfield, Dublin 4

Welcome Address

Paula Carroll (UCD)


EPRI’s Smart Grid International Research & Innovation [Slides│2 MB]

Eamonn Lannoye, Senior Project Manager Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)


PANTERA [Slides│2 MB]

Venizelos Efthymiou (FOSS)


European Union

Mario Dionisio, Directorate General for Energy Unit C2 - New energy technologies, innovation and clean coal (EC)


Smart Grid Research & Innovations in Ireland: New Entrant Perspective

Paddy Finn, Managing Director of Electricity Exchange


Coffee break


Smart Grid Research & Innovations in Ireland: DSO Perspective

Pádraig Lyons, Development Manager ESB Networks Future Networks (ESB)


Smart Grid Research & Innovations in Ireland: TSO Perspective

Jon O’Sullivan, Innovation Manager (EirGrid)


Lunch & Networking


Smart Grid Research & Innovations: Research Organisation Perspective [Slides│2 MB]

Assos Prof Terence O’Donnell (UCD)


Discussions on how PANTERA Platform & WGs address gaps identified in morning sessions [Slides│2 MB]

Venizelos Efthymiou (FOSS)

Anna Mutule (IPE)

Andrei Morch (SINTEF)


Vote/summarise next steps [Slides│2 MB]

Mohamed Shalaby (DERlab)

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” Dublin (IR), 2 December 2019
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