- COBRA organised the second international workshop in collaboration with WiseGrid
- Project partners presented the project results and discuss with the audience about the
next steps of the project.
- GRIDSOL showed its fundamental role in the decarbonisation process of the world
economy to achieve the long-term objectives of the European Union (EU).
On 25 th September 2018, GRIDSOL Project and WiseGrid Project co-organised a joint workshop hosted at the premises of HEDNO, in Athens, Greece entitled “RES Integration and Customer engagement”. The workshop was also organised in collaboration with the GRIDSOL Project partners: IDIE, SBP, TECNALIA, DTU, ETRA, CESI, HEDNO, NTUA, EA ENERGY; and Advisory Board members like Innogy and CENER.
The event engaged a wide spectrum of stakeholders like generators, prosumers, grid operators, policy makers, investors, project developers, manufacturers, aggregators, research centres and universities. The workshop was divided in two parts, GRIDSOL project in the morning followed by the WiseGrid project in the afternoon. The workshop was the first opportunity to present CSP Multi tower results and to show the key role of Smart Renewable Hubs in European interconnected and non-interconnected grids. Several documentary prepared by GRIDSOL partners’ were projected during the workshop programme, while various visibility materials provided by WiseGrid partners were displayed on second part of the event.
Speaking at the workshop, the Project Coordinator, Jose Miguel Estebaranz, underscored the importance of flexibility at all levels (generation, grid and consumption) to increase RES penetration.
In addition, the event organised a panel to present other H2020 projects as CROSSBOW, FLEXITRANSTORE, INTEGRIDY and SOCRATCES. Over 60 participants were given the opportunity to engaging in series of practice-driven discussions about the current EU- funded projects working on smart grids, renewable energy & energy storage from material research to market development, with a strong focus into discuss barriers and shortcuts to renewable energy integration in Europe. From now on, GRIDSOL project will focus their work in the Dynamic Output Manager of Energy (DOME) and in the most promising Smart Renewable Hubs configurations to assess their impact in the power system.