COVID-19 has made us rethink and adapt to a changing situation and it certainly doesn’t mean the hard work should not continue. Indeed, the INTERPLAN team held its General Assembly virtually, hosted by AIT on 6 and 7 May 2020.
From upper right to left: Marialaura Di Somma (ENEA), Helfried Brunner (AIT), Christina Papadimitriou (FOSS of University of Cyprus), Mihai Calin (AIT)
From middle right to left: Alena Palkhouskaya (AIT), Saber Talari (Fraunhofer IEE), Jan Ringelstein (Fraunhofer IEE), Anna Wakszyńska (Ien)
From bottom right to left: Venizelos Efthymiou (FOSS of University of Cyprus), Ata Khavari (DERlab), Sohail Khan (AIT) and Michał Kosmecki (Ien)
The online General Assembly is key for the project progress, as it implies team work, intensive discussions and thus a perfect opportunity to discuss and agree on the next steps of the project, especially as INTERPLAN is approaching its final stage.
INTERPLAN partners gathered online to discuss the advancement of the project and the tasks ahead. The first day was dedicated to do a recap of the status of the work performed in the different work packages, while the second day was used to have interesting technical discussions.
2020 is the last year of the project, and the activities will be focused on optimising the INTERPLAN integrated operation tool, and on the exploitation of the tool and other project key findings, that will be particularly of use to system operators. We foresee to organise and participate in several events and workshops to share those results with project stakeholders and actors of the energy field to optimise knowledge sharing and collaboration.