A virtual workshop was organised end of June during the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) 2020 by the INTERPLAN project, with focus on the challenges and barriers, along with the future steps towards the energy transition for the grid operators of 2030.

The workshop was structured around 2 interactive sessions during which invited participants and stakeholders from grid operators and regulatory authorities around Europe debated on the foreseen needs and challenges of the future.

These sessions included 2 keynote presentations from INTERPLAN partners to baseline the limitations/barriers and the main operational challenges as identified and handled in the project. This format enabled the anticipation of questions to the participants during the discussion sessions and generated active contributions to the workshop.

You can read about the workshop outcomes, questions that were asked to the participants and the results in the following report.

This virtual workshop was organised within the scope of activities on the technical assessment and regulatory status of the European electricity grid (Work Package 2 of the INTERPLAN project). The goal of these activities is to collect the needed feedback for both the findings on regulations and codes and the INTERPLAN project solutions for the operators. 

Under this prism, not only workshops organisation was foreseen, but the following procedures were established to achieve the above objectives:

  • A consultation process engaging specific stakeholders
  • Workshops organisation
  • Targeted interviews. (This step is to conclude the process)

You can read more in detail about the full process applied to interact and get feedback from the project stakeholders in deliverable 2.3.

Briefly, deliverable 2.3 Targeted workshops with the stakeholders is focused on the process followed by the INTERPLAN consortium to first identify the regulatory barriers and grid codes omissions regarding the emerging technologies integration and secondly provide some recommendations on how these gaps should be addressed.

This means that through the described process, once it is completed, the following will be acquired:

  • Validation of the outcomes of the EU grid codes review i.e the gaps and the omissions
  • Recommendation on the grid codes barriers and shortcomings regarding the emerging
    technologies integration
  • Feedback of experts and target stakeholders on the INTERPLAN tool and solutions
INTERPLAN virtual workshop on the challenges and barriers for the grid operators of 2030
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