Programme_EREF grid workshop - BET Aachen


Programme_EREF grid workshop - BET Aachen


European Renewable Energies Federation

From 8.00 open for registration

EREF Grid workshop

“Big and Small – we need them all”

On Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Palais des Académies

Rue Ducale, 1

1000 Bruxelles

09.00 – 09.05 Opening remarks (Rainer Hinrichs-Rahlwes, EREF- President)

09.05 – 09.20 Greetings from the European Commission (Director Marie Donnelly, DG Energy)

09.20 – 9.40 Greetings from the European Parliament (MEP Claude Turmes)

09.40 – 10.00 The independent Renewable Energy producers’ view: Grid requirements for a

renewables based energy system (President Rainer Hinrichs-Rahlwes, EREF-President)

10.00 – 10.30 Coffee break

10.30 – 11.00 Introduction of current strengths and weaknesses of grids in Europe to manage and

welcome increased renewable energies – The National Renewable Energy Action Plans and grid

enforcement (Andrea Hercsuth, European Commission)

11.00 – 11.30 The new Infrastructure package of the European Commission and its ability to balance

onshore and offshore, distributed and central RES (Jean-Arnold Vinois, DG Energy)


12.00 – 13.00 Lunch


European Renewable Energies Federation

13.10 – 13.30 The necessity for RES technologies/industry and investors for clear political decisions –

overview on various RES deployment pathways (Arnulf Jaeger Waldau, JRC, European Commission)

13.30 – 13.50 The conflict with old base load / Grid reality and pricing structure with increased RES

deployment - the way ahead until 2030 (Michael Ritzau, BET tbc)

13.50 – 14.10 The technical progress on balancing/smartening with focus on cooperation of

technologies, size and systems (Michael Sterner, Fraunhofer Institut for wind energy and energy

system technology - IWES)

14.10 – 14.30 Renewable Energy Deployment, Energy flow management and modernization needs in

grid and infrastructure – the Spanish experience from the view of the Renewable Industry (Francisco

Garcia Lorenzo, First Solar / Spain)

14. 30 – 14.45 Coffee break

14.45 – 15.05 Priority dispatch and priority access and ENTSO-E grid infrastructure plan in an

increasing renewable world (N.N.)

15.05 – 15.25 Friends of the Super Grids (Ana Aguado, Friends of the Supergrid)

15.25 – 15.45 Regional RES integration (Sven Teske, Greenpeace)

15.45 – 16.05 Financing of new infrastructure – the role of the European Investment Bank (Doerte

Fouquet, EREF Director)

16.05 – 16.25 Financing of new infrastructure – view from the private finance sector

(Raj Thamotheram, AXA Investment Managers)

16.25 – 17.15 Discussions and Roundtable

17. 15 Wrap-up of Workshop and Closing remarks

17.45 End of Workshop


The workshop is sponsored by First Solar

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