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Scientific Committees

The Scientific Committees of IENE play an important role in the functioning of the Institute since the bulk of its scientific work is governed by its various committees which cover the various branches of the energy sector.

IENE’s current scientific committees are the following:

Electricity Chairman, Dr. George Syntzanakis
Infrastructures, covering oil and gas Chairman, Mr. Alex. Athanasopoulos
Renewable Energy Sources Chairman, Mr. John Chatzivasilliadis
Energy Efficiency Chairman, Dr. George Kamaras
International Advisory Group Acting Coordinator, Mr. Costis Stambolis

The aim and role of the scientific committees of the IENE is largely advisory. In some cases a committee might be invited to work collectively to prepare a proposal, or a study, organize an event or a visit or undertake a technical appraisal. Each committee is required to be up to date on latest developments in its field of work in SE Europe and worldwide, so that through its chairman or one responsible member it can inform the executive committee of the IENE or even the Board of Directors, on matters of its responsibility.

The driving force of each committee is the chairman who oversees its work. Depending on its task and the needs of the Institute each committee can set up sub-committees in which specialists of the subject at hand can contribute by offering their services and experience. Each committee is generally free to decide itself the scope of its work, its goals and targets as well as the methodology to be followed.

There are four main tasks which guide the work of each committee:

(a) Information gathering, through an exchange of views and presentation of projects, assessment of published work etc, in the field of interest of the committee.

(b) Evaluation of the current situation in South East Europe and worldwide, as well as the formulation of conclusions and identification of problem areas.

(c) The creation of links and networking in the field of work of the committee in SE Europe and beyond.

(d) The preparation and submission of proposals to the executive committee of the Institute with the aim of undertaking specific tasks e.g.,launching of research projects, preparation of studies, working papers, assessment of policies, organisation of workshops, symposia and conferences, participation in conventions and other events in Greece and internationally or the undertaking of other tasks of more general interest.

Scientific Council

The chairmen of the Scientific Committees, the Chairman of the Institute along with its General Secretary and IENE’s Executive Director participate in the Institute’s Scientific Council. The Council meets at regular internals and oversees the work of the various committess and advises too the Institute’s scientific personnel. The current chairman of IENE’s Scientific Council is professor Pantelis Kapros, a well respected energy economist who heads the Economic-Energy-Environment Modelling Laboratory (E3MLab) at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). Prof. Kapros was also the first chairman of Greece’s Regulatory Energy Authority (RAE) from 1999 until 2004.

EVENTS Vienna Energy Tansition Forum