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Wednesday 15 May 2019

09:15 – 09:45

Welcome coffee and registration

09:45 – 09:55

Opening remarks

Martin Watson, Senior Consultant, Prospex Institute

09:55 - 10:05

Keynote speech

Jan Steinkohl, Policy Officer, DG Energy, European Commission

10:05 – 10:55

European Research Projects to Foster Local Energy Communities

Andrej Gubina, COMPILE coordinator, UL

Antonis Papanikolaou, MERLON coordinator, Hypertech

Alessandra Cuneo, Muse Grids Coordinator, RINA-C

Mia Ala-Juusela, STORY coordinator, VTT

10:55 – 11:30

Coffee Break - Networking with the projects

Each project will have a booth to display materials and explain project outcomes. Coordinators and other members of the consortia will be available for questions and contacts.

11:30 - 12:30

Panel Discussion: Integrating technologies for local energy communities

Representatives from Distribution System Operator, Energy Cooperatives, Electrical Vehicles, Energy storage enabling energy transition in isolated areas will discuss main challenges and opportunities for the implementation of local energy communities.

Moderated by Martin Watson, Senior Consultant, Prospex Institute

Leen Peeters, Managing Director, Th!nk E

Jure Ratej, Head of Research, ETREL

Tomas Kosicky, Head of Electrical Engineering, CellCube

Torsten Knop, Head of European Regulation/Projects, Innogy SE

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch Break

13:30 - 15:15

Workshop on Local Energy Communities

With the active involvement of a wide range of stakeholders, the workshop will be able to produce inputs to improve the development of the research projects on local energy communities, including the exploitation plan and the production of recommendations to be brought at European level.


- TECHNOLOGY - Innovative technologies for local energy communities

- REGULATION - Impact of Clean Energy for All Europeans package on local energy communities

- DEPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL ACCEPTANCE - Replicability of local energy communities

- ECONOMICS - Business case for local energy communities in the different Member States

15:15 - 15:30

Coffee Break

15:30 - 15:40

Presentation of Workshops’ Results

15:40 - 15:45

Closing Remarks

Martin Watson, Senior Consultant, Prospex Institute