Discussion seminar: Future of Energy Systems on Local and Regional Level

Date and venue 25th November 2019, from 13:30 to 18:00, Austrian Residence in Prague - Palác Hložků ze Žampachu, Prague
26th November 2019, from 09:00 to 13:00, Hotel Amarilis, Prague

There is a growing number of initiatives in Europe, supporting renewable energy produced near consumption. Communities, municipalities and regions are increasingly seeking energy independence. This ongoing energy transformation brings further decentralization of energy production and consumption. Decentralization is one of the key features of the ongoing transformation and also its biggest challenge. It requires a change of attitude and thinking. An important element of decentralization are so called "renewable energy communities" supported by the Revised Renewable Energy Directive (2018/2001/EU). The directive now gives individuals or communities a right to generate, save, consume or sell selfgenerated energy. What are the perspectives of renewable energy development in Czechia, Austria, and the EU? Can decentralized energy systems help reach the renewable energy targets? What are the specific options for municipalities and regions? What are the approaches in other countries and can it be replicated in Czechia?

Agenda Session I: Renewable energy
Venue Austrian Residence in Prague - Palác Hložků ze Žampachu (Kanovnická 70/4, Prague)
13:00 – 13:30 Registration
13:30 – 13:45 Opening
HE Alexander Grubmayr, Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to Czechia
13:45 – 14:15 Renewable Energy in the European Union (download)
Gustav Resch, Energy Economics Group, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
14:15 – 14:45 State of Renewable Energy Policy in Czechia (download)
Jaroslav Knápek, CZ-AT EEG and Czech Technical University in Prague, Czechia
14:45 – 15:15 Renewable Energy Use and Future Perspectives in Austria (download)
Reinhard Haas, CZ-AT EEG and Vienna University of Technology, Austria
15:15 – 15:45 Coffee break
(hosted by Austrian Ambassador HE Alexander Grubmayr)
15:45 – 16:15 Future Perspectives for Renewable Energy in Czechia (download)
Štěpán Chalupa, President of the Chamber of Renewable Energy Sources, Czechia
16:15 – 16:45 Renewable Energy in the Transport Sector (download)
Amela Ajanovic, CZ-AT EEG and Vienna University of Technology, Austria
16:45 – 17:15 Joint final discussion and conclusions
17:30 Buffet Dinner
(hosted by Austrian Ambassador HE Alexander Grubmayr)
Agenda Session II: New Paths to the Decentralized Energy Systems
Venue Hotel Amarilis, (Štěpánská 18, Prague) (Kanovnická 70/4, Prague)
8:45 – 9:00 Registration and welcome coffee
9:00 – 9:10 Opening
Ondřej Vojáček, Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, Czechia
9:10 – 9:25 Prospects for Energy Communities (download)
Reinhard Haas, CZ-AT EEG and Vienna University of Technology, Austria
9:25 – 9:50 Support to Municipal and Community Renewables in Czechia (download)
Lukáš Minařík, Ministry of the Environment, Department of Energy and Climate Protection, Czechia
9:50 – 10:15 Collective Self-consumption and Energy Communities (download)
Andreas Tuerk, Joanneum Research, Austria
10:15 – 10:40 Energy Efficiency in Urban Areas (download)
Oliver Juli, Aspern Smart City Research, Austria
10:40 – 11:00 Coffee break
(hosted by Austrian Ambassador HE Alexander Grubmayr)
11:00 – 11:25 The Role of Energy Cooperatives in Europe (download)
Dirk Vansintjan, President of the European Federation of Renewable Energy Cooperatives RESCoop.eu, Belgium
11:25 – 11:50 Saerbeck - A Community on it´s Way to a Future with Renewable Energies (download)
Guido Wallraven, City of Saerbeck, Germany
11:50 – 12:15 German Wind Auctions Modelled as a Participation Game (download)
Silvestr van Koten, University of Economics in Prague, Czechia
12:15 – 13:00 Final discussion and conclusion
13:00 Buffet Lunch
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