Rome, Italy

Workshop - "The Role of Grid Infrastructure in Delivering the Objectives of the National Energy and Climate Plans"

Defining and implementing the NECPs requires coordinated and timely action at national as well as European levels. For this, it is vital that relevant stakeholders from policy, industry and civil society come together to exchange in a transparent and constructive way on the challenges ahead. The workshop will therefore serve to facilitate discussions on how grid infrastructure can support the national decarbonisation plans and what approaches and technological innovation are required for a timely, sustainable and affordable energy transition.

We are pleased to be co-hosting the workshop along with Terna, the Italian transmission system operator, and Legambiente, the most widespread Italian environmental NGO: "The role of grid infrastructure in delivering the objectives of the National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs)" in Rome on 29 October.

Defining and implementing the NECPs requires coordinated and timely action at national as well as European levels. For this, it is vital that relevant stakeholders from policy, industry and civil society come together to exchange in a transparent and constructive way on the challenges ahead. The workshop therefore serves to facilitate discussions on how grid infrastructure can support the national decarbonisation plans and what approaches and technological innovation are required for a timely, sustainable and affordable energy transition.

Two RGI works on storage technologies and partial undergrounding are published and discussed during the workshop.

Agenda

09:00 – 09:30

Coffee and registration

09:30 – 10:00

Welcome

Edoardo Zanchini, Vice President at Legambiente
Antonella Battaglini, CEO at Renewables Grid Initiative
Fulvio Rossi, Head of Sustainability at Terna

Keynotes

Guido Bortoni, Adviser to the Deputy Director-General Klaus-Dieter Borchardt, DG Energy, European Commission

11:00 – 11:30

Plenary session - Grid infrastructure supporting the energy transition into the NECPs

  • Wendel Trio, Director at CAN Europe

  • Hervé Laffaye, President at ENTSO-E

  • Ben Voorhorst, Chief Operating Officer at TenneT
  • Luigi Michi, Head of Strategy, Development and System Operation at Terna

Moderator: Antonella Battaglini

11:30 – 12:00

Coffee break

12:00 – 13:45

Panel discussions - Solutions to support RES integration

Storage technologies: innovation providing flexible resources in the market 

  • Neil Millar, Executive Director of Infrastructure Development at CAISO

  • Richard Hanson, Senior Account Manager Balancing & Revenue Services / Oliver Garfield, Operational Project Specialist at National Grid Electricity System Operator

  • Susana Bañares Hernández, Head of Demand-side Management and Smart Grids at Red Eléctrica de España

  • Werner Götz, CEO at TransnetBW

Moderator: Edoardo Zanchini

Partial undergrounding: technological alternative for grid development

  • Jan Brüggman, Head of Cable Technology and Civil Works at  Amprion

  • Raul Gil, Chariman at Europacable Energy Team

  • Sjouke Bootsma, Senior Manager Large Projects at TenneT

  • Giacomo Donnini, Head of Grid Planning and Interconnection at Terna
Moderator: Cristina Simioli, Manager Italy at Renewables Grid Initiative

13:45 - 14:00

Concluding remarks
Edoardo Zanchini, Antonella Battaglini, Luigi Michi

14:00 – 15:00

Light lunch


Discussion papers


Workshop Presentations - Storage

Susana Bañares - Head of Demand Response and Smart Grid Department | Solutions to support RES integration, Storage Red Electrica experiences

Oliver Garfield & Richard Hanson | Battery Storage - National Grid Electricity System Operator (NGESO)

Neil Millar, Executive Director of Infrastructure Development at CAISO | Storage Technologies, Solutions to Support Renewable Energy Integration

Christina Simioli, Renewables Grid Initiative | Energy Storage Discussion Paper


Workshop presentations - partial under-grounding

Jan Brüggman, Head of Cable Technology and Civil Works, Amprion | Heat dissipation of high voltage cable systems, A technical and agricultural study

Sjouke Bootsma, Senior Manager Large Projects at TenneT | Partial Undergrounding, Technical alternative for OHL grid? 

Giacomo Donnini, Head of Grid Planning and Interconnection at Terna | Grid infrastructure role in delivering National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) objectives, Partial undergrounding: technological alternative for grid development

Cristina Simioli, Renewables Grid Initiative | Partial Undergrounding for AC Connections, Discussion Paper


Contact

Cristina Simioli
Manager – Italy

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t: +49 30 7677 194533
cristina@renewables-grid.eu