IENE Workshop: Electricity Storage and Grid Management for Maximum RES Penetration


9:00 – 9:45 - Opening Session


9:45 - 10:45 -  Session I: The RES and Storage Scene: Current Status, Economics, Ancillary Services and the Future Prospects

Moderator: Mr. Costas Theofylaktos, Secretary General and Chairman of IENE’s Energy Efficiency Committee, Greece

Keynote Speakers:

  • Prof. Pantelis Capros, Professor of Energy Economics, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Scientific Coordinator, E3Modelling, IENE Partner & Chairman of IENE’s Scientific Committee, Greece
  • Dr. Ioannis Kambouris, Chairman & CEO, Southeast Electricity Network Coordination Center (SEENCC), Greece


11:00- 13:00 - Session II: Grid Management using Power Electronics and Practical Applications

Moderator: Mr. Vasilis Rallis, Co Founder EarthIndex, Business Development Lead, Parity Platform, Athens, Greece

  • Dr. Gregory T. Smedley, President and CEO, One-Cycle Control Inc., California, USA
  • Prof. Keyue Smedley, Professor, Department of EECS at University of California, Irvine (UCI), Director, UCI Power Electronics Laboratory, and co-founder, One-Cycle Control Inc., California, USA
  • Mr. Eduardo Maldonado, Lawyer & Economist, One-Cycle Control Inc., California, USA  (online)


14:00 - 15:00 - Session III: Pumped Storage Schemes for Electricity Storage

Moderator: Dr. Panagiotis Chaviaropoulos, Managing Director, iWIND Renewables PC, Greece


15:00 – 16:00 - Session IV: Battery Electricity Storage (BES) systems, Utility-scale and Distributed Units

Moderator: Dr. Panagiotis Chaviaropoulos, Managing Director, iWIND Renewables PC, Greece


16:15 – 17:30 - Session V: Grid Management and Power Electronics

Moderator: Ms. Alexandra Psyrri, Head of Market Making Unit, Public Power Corporation S.A., Greece


17:30 – 19:00 - Session VI: Roadmap for the Implementation of Energy Storage Projects in Greece Associated with the RES Targets

Moderator: Mr. Nicholas Sofianos, Member of the BoD and Chairman of IENE’s RES Committee, Greece

Closing Remarks by the Organisers