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15-16 November 2022 - Almeria

Bringing research and industry closer: Energy storage and CSP/CST

EERA through the strategic SUPEERA project supports the implementation of the SET Plan, integrating it at the same time into the broader context of the Clean Energy Transition. The project foresees several activities to facilitate the innovation and uptake by the industry. One of the adopted approaches has been an analysis of the energy measures in the 27 National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) aiming at reaching Member States’ and EU’s 2030 climate targets. This analysis resulted eventually in the identification of six common pathways (Wind energy, Energy System integration, Bioenergy, Energy storage, Hydrogen and Solar Power).

These common pathways will provide the basis for the recommendations on R&I priorities in support to the Clean Energy Transition goals across Europe and will serve as an input to improve cooperation between research and industry.

Following a series of introductory webinars, and two physical workshops in the Netherlands and Italy, this workshop will take place in Almeria, Spain, and it will discuss research-industry cooperation practices and opportunities to accelerate innovation in the Energy Storage and Concentrated Solar Thermal (Power & Heat) technologies/sectors.

The purpose is to bring forward successful Spanish implementation examples of the two selected pathways, and to explore their replication potential towards other regions/countries with similar priorities which would eventually trigger investments in low-carbon technologies. Part of the discussion will be dedicated to the role of the R&I in the EU strategies to respond to the current energy crisis.

Note 1: Guided visits to the PSA’s facilities will take place in both days between 14:00-15:15.

Note 2: All meetings will take place in person at PSA conference rooms. There will be coach hired by the organisers that will bring all attendees to PSA in the morning and return after the end of the events in the afternoon. More details will be communicated at a later date.

Note 3: Information about accommodation will be communicated to all registrants of the event in due time.

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15 Nov 2022 - 16 Nov 2022


Spyridon Pantelis

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